Archive for October 2014

Northern Gateway and National Aboriginal Day: Reconciliation postponed, by Sara Stratton

October 31, 2014

We’re at a watershed moment for Canada, one where we have the opportunity to carry on as we always have in our relationship with Indigenous peoples, or one where we can move forward in new, more respectful ways. Which path…

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Putting people before profit with a price on carbon

October 31, 2014

My week in late June began by shaking the hand of President Obama. It ended by interviewing First Nations and Métis living in the heart of the Athabasca Tar Sands. I went from meeting the most sought after person in…

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Statement by the KAIROS Board Chair on the Events of October 20 & 22, 2014

October 28, 2014

KAIROS Chair of the Board, Rev. Desmond Jagger-Parsons, reaches out in solidarity to those harmed and grieved, and to other faith groups, civil society organisations, and elected officials to stand firm in our commitment to human rights in Canada and…

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The presence of God in all Creation by George C. George

October 27, 2014

George C. George speaks to us of how God is present in all creation.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

Momentum builds to make Canada Open for Justice

October 23, 2014

Since the Open for Justice Campaign launched a year ago, 90,000 Canadians have taken action in support of Canadian mining accountability overseas, and there have been more than 65 meetings with Members of Parliament in ridings across the country. This…

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The Blanket Exercise Video

October 23, 2014

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a workshop that explores the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. Blankets arranged on the floor represent land and participants are invited to step into the roles of First Nations, Inuit and…

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Solidarity with First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

October 20, 2014

KAIROS gathered together Indigenous leaders, church representatives, educators and civil society representatives on October 19 in a show of solidarity with Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, on the eve of final…

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Sagesse autochtone: vivre en harmonie avex la Terre Mère – Analyse stratégique #39

October 16, 2014

Cette analyse stratégique résume une recherche plus élaborée disponible en anglais. Elle examine comment la sagesse ancestrale des peuples autochtones des Amériques peut nous orienter face aux défis sans précédent de l’évolution du climat et des crises écologiques qui s’y…

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Indigenous Wisdom: Living in Harmony with Mother Earth – Policy Briefing Paper #39

October 16, 2014

This summary of our longer study on how the ancestral wisdom of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas can guide us as we face unprecedented challenges from climate change and related ecological crises is now available as a Briefing Paper….

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KAIROS Thanksgiving Message 2014

October 10, 2014

KAIROS Thanksgiving Video Message: thriving with resilience, gratitude and faith 5 yrs after CIDA cut

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“What does it mean to be a servant?” by Alberto Sarthou

October 7, 2014

Alberto Sarthou cautions us that being a servant does not mean shrinking from speaking truth to power.

Post filed in: Spirited Reflections

Mining oversight bill defeated by government, despite widespread public support

October 3, 2014

KAIROS Canada is disappointed that the Extractive Sector Ombudsman bill, Bill C-584, did not pass second reading in the House of Commons on October 1. More than 90,000 Canadians voiced their support for such an Ombudsman through the Open for…

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