The purpose of the Giving Gateway Project is to transform relationships between the descendants of the indigenous peoples of North America and the descendants of settlers in the United States of America and Canada.
Do you own property? Click here.
If you have property, you might wish to give to the descendants of the people who once nurtured the land you now own.
You can use this online search tool to find tribes in your area. Native Land Digital crowdsourced maps made by indigenous people.
Gateway to Benefit Organizations
We invite organizations that benefit Native Americans to post a link on this website. Eugene Friends Meeting has made a commitment to foster mutually beneficial relationships with the organizations listed. Benefit organizations are only posted with their consent. Eugene Friends Meeting does not collect or pay out reparation funds. Click the links provided to access the donate and/or volunteer page of each organization you wish to support.
Click to read about Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice.
Click to read about Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples.
Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice
The vision for Eloheh Farm came to Randy Woodley after many years of his and his wife Edith Woodley’s service among their own Indigenous people. “Eloheh” (pronounced Ay-luh-hay) is a Cherokee Indian word meaning harmony, wholeness, abundance and peace. The Woodleys realized early on, as keepers of their Indigenous traditions, that lasting help for Indigenous people could only come through a Native American spiritual path to wholeness. Along their journey, the Woodleys realized that the Western world needed healing as well, and that both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people’s healing are tied together.
The Eloheh Vision has always centered on a sustainable farm, an Indigenous learning center and an Indigenous spiritual community. This has never changed.
- Eloheh Farm and Seeds: Plant, Grow, Harvest, Share…the future is in our hands! A seed source that is GMO-Free, Heritage Open-Pollinated, Organically-Grown, Farm-Direct. Eloheh Farm is a signatory of the Safe Seed Pledge. Learn more here.
- Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice: will be a learning ground for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples alike. The Eloheh message is centered on restoring harmony (shalom) by increasing a spiritual consciousness of Creator’s concerns over earth justice. Learn more here.
- A Spiritual Community will develop over time as it has wherever the Woodley’s have lived. As always, every project in which they endeavor will be in deference to the host people of the land, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Eloheh Farm and the agricultural and learning center will become a welcome place for all tribes and all peoples, but especially to the surrounding tribal nations. Learn more here.
- Eloheh/Eagle’s Wings: Eloheh Indigenous Center for Earth Justice, which includes Eloheh Farm & Seeds, is a 501(c)3 non-profit under the auspices of Eloheh/Eagle’s Wings which began in 1999. Donate Here — Eloheh.
With over 30 years of service and mentoring among North America’s Indigenous peoples, doing regenerative farming and educating non-Indigenous peoples into a more Indigenous worldview, the Woodleys continue to be faithful and ready. The only question that remains is, are you ready to support their incredible life’s work?
Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples is a program of Friends Peace Teams. Our goal is to build relationships among Native and non-Native communities based on truth, respect, justice, and our shared humanity. Together, we challenge and support each other to address more than 500 years of genocide, colonization, and forced assimilation of Native peoples.
Who We Are:
Paula Palmer, a member of Boulder Meeting, and Jerilyn DeCoteau, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe, attorney and educator, founded and direct TRR. They created the Toward Right Relationship workshops, and they have trained more than 100 Native and non-Native people who facilitate the workshops both in-person and online.
To request a TRR program for your meeting or community, please contact
What We Do:
The Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples (TRR) program:
- offers educational workshops, slide presentations, sermons, and talks for adults and youth in faith communities, civic organizations, schools, and universities
- coaches communities as they begin to work toward right relationship among Native and non-Native peoples
- conducts research and raises awareness of the ongoing impacts of the Indigenous boarding schools (including those operated by Quakers) and ways to support healing
- provides resources for education and responsible action
TRR workshops (in person and online) include:
Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples: In this 2-hour participatory program, we experience the history of the colonization of Turtle Island, the land now known as the United States.
Re-Discovering America: Understanding Colonization: In this one-hour participatory program, middle and high school students symbolically experience the colonization of our country through the words of Indigenous people, U.S. government leaders, and historians.
The Indigenous Boarding Schools and Multigenerational Trauma: This is a one-hour slide presentation by Jerilyn DeCoteau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa), followed by Q&A and discussion. Jerilyn DeCoteau is past president of the board of directors of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition.
The Quaker Indigenous Boarding Schools: Facing our History and Ourselves: This is a one-hour slide presentation by Friends Paula Palmer, Gail Melix (Herring Pond Wampanoag) and Andrew Grant, followed by worship sharing or discussion. How can Friends reckon honestly with this history and contribute appropriately toward healing today?
Donate online here to keep expanding the reach of TRR’s programs (click on the dove and select Toward Right Relationship with Native Peoples) or mail a check to: Friends Peace Teams-TRR, 1001 Park Avenue, St. Louis MO 63104 (please write “TRR” on the memo line).
Beyond the Gateway
The choice to pay reparations can be one step toward a healthy relationship between settlers and indigenous peoples. Eugene Friends Meeting aspires to build a community that reaches beyond reparations. We wish to build a world where these lands are sustained by Quaker and indigenous values.
‘Pahto Will Always be a Gift:’ Yakama Nation Marks 50th Anniversary of Land Return 10/18/2022, Underscore News
South Dakota tribes buy land near Wounded Knee massacre site 9/15/2022, The Oregonian
Legislation introduced to transfer public lands to trust held by Karuk Tribe 7/9/2022, The Siskiyou Daily News
Tribal judge worked to pass new law | Local News | eastoregonian.com 12/30/2021, East Oregonian
Warm Springs treaty turns 166: ‘This was the real story of the West’ – OPB 6/25/2021, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Why Native Americans don’t want reparations, 6/10/2014, Washington Post (no longer behind the paywall)
Native Americans seek protection for sacred land at Supreme Court 10/4/2022, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Tract D is Yakama land, U.S. Supreme Court rules 4/27/2022, The Goldendale Sentinal
Indigenous Leaders Call for Landback Reforms and Climate Justice “Required Reading”, 11/5/2021, Yes! Magazine
Umatilla Tribes lead the way in reacquisition of treaty lands – Columbia Insight 5/27/2021, Columbia Insight
On the Elwha, a New Life When the Dam Breaks | Travel | Smithsonian Magazine 9/14/2011, Smithsonian Magazine
Native Americans’ decades long struggle for control over sacred lands is making progress 9/30/2022, The Conversation
Native American tribe gets its land back after being displaced nearly 400 years ago (Rappahannock Tribe) 8/8/2022, CNN
Karuk Tribe Receives $4M Grant to Reduce Wildfire Risk 3/23/2022 Karuk Tribe press release
‘Homecoming’: 100 years after forceful removal, Nez Perce people celebrate reclaimed land 7/29/2021, Salem Statesman Journal
Congress acknowledges 155-year-old betrayal of Warm Springs and Wasco Tribes – OPB 9/24/2020, Oregon Public Broadcasting
Send us a link to your article that envisions a world beyond the Giving Gateway.