Indian Affairs

INDIAN AFFAIRS has its origins in a committee appointed by Baltimore Yearly Meeting in 1795. The present joint committee includes members from Homewood, Stony Run and Gunpowder Friends meetings and is open to all interested Friends. Committee concerns include raising awareness of the plight of Leonard Peltier; maintaining ties with the Baltimore American Indian Center, including celebrations, the Vera Shank Day Care Center (the late Vera Shank was a member of Homewood) , powwows and center meetings; Native American prisoners’ rights; and the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s “Honor the Promise to Native Americans” program.