In announcing its approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline, the federal government said that Enbridge “has more work to do to engage with aboriginal groups.” This passing off of responsibility to the pipeline’s sponsor does not release the government from its responsibility to properly consult the First Nations affected.
Toronto, ON - KAIROS Canada is organizing a tour to the Philippines to learn more about how Canadian mining operations are impacting communities in that country. Ten representatives from KAIROS, the United Church of Canada, the Christian Reformed Church in North America and CUPE, as well as First Nations communities, will visit four cities from July 30 to August 10.
Today’s Supreme Court decision affirming Ontario’s right to log on Grassy Narrows treaty land is a disappointment, but the First Nation’s fight to protect its traditional territory and waters, as well as the right to hunt, fish, and trap, continues.
Want to take some time in your church or community to explore the call to Watershed Discipleship? Our new 3 hour workshop can help! It includes biblical and personal reflection, reflection on the issues facing your watershed, and the opportunity to connect those issues with other across Canada and around the world.
Canadian and international organizations press for law reform to hold Canadian mining companies accountable for human rights abuses overseas. Check out our latest policy briefing paper.
Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision recognizing the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s Aboriginal title is an important step towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.
Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, has issued a statement in response to the ongoing violence and military action in Palestine and Israel.
Two videos by Allan Lissner on the Tar Sands Healing Walk.
Pitching truth to power.
In her article “Why everyone should care about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program”, writer Harsha Wallia links current and historical Canadian complicity in local and global resource extraction on Indigenous lands to the exploitation of racialized labour. She connects colonialism and concepts such as “Terra Nullius” (or Empty Land) - which have had devastating consequences […]
The Spirit of God works though the weaknesses and strengths of unlikely persons like us to witness the Gospel.
This reflection points to the costliness of justice when confronting the violence within ourselves, and our families and personal histories.