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"Very impressive. The contributions of these men and women are noteworthy and deserve to be read and available to all persons who are interested and want to learn from them."

The Hon. Graydon Nicholas, Chancellor and Endowed Chair in Native Studies, St. Thomas University, and Former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick

"Shirley N. Hager’s gentle and affirming spirit shines through as she introduces the reader to this unique, collective experience. I felt so much gratitude for each participant, opening themselves to let strangers in."

Beth Clifford, Curriculum Coordinator, Maine Indian Education

"In this book, White Americans and Native Americans speak from different perspectives of their experience in the circle as they patiently forge a transforming experience across difference."

Terry Chadsey, Former Executive Director, Center for Courage & Renewal

"I had intended to only take a quick look at the book and come back to it later, but once I started reading I couldn’t stop. The Gatherings is a very well-constructed book of great importance both as a cultural document and as a tool for teaching and learning."

Keith Helmuth, Founding Trustee of Quaker Institute for the Future

“The Gatherings calls me back to the deepest roots of my own faith tradition. Several times it brought me to tears. There is deep healing here, and truth, and an even deeper love.”

Noah Merrill, Secretary, New England Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Sample Discussion Guide

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Complete discussion guide can be found in the book.