Archive for June 2015

La vérité, la réconciliation et le jour du Canada

June 30, 2015

Lettre de la directrice générale de KAIROS, le 1er juillet 2015 En ce jour où les Canadiennes et les Canadiens se rassemblent pour célébrer notre pays, je place ma fierté non en qui nous sommes, mais en qui nous pouvons…

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Truth, Reconciliation and Canada Day

June 30, 2015

( cliquez ici pour le message en français) Message from Jennifer Henry, KAIROS Executive Director, on Canada Day On this day, when Canadians gather to celebrate our country, I will place my pride not in who we are, but in…

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Reflection for National Aboriginal Day – June 20, 2015 by Melanie Delva

June 26, 2015

Melanie Delva, a non-Indigenous Anglican, reminds us that we’re to not be self-congratulatory about our involvement in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission process; rather. WE need to pursue reconciliation because we are broken.

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Nuclear Waste Dump Must Not Proceed Without the Free, Prior and Informed Consent of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation

June 25, 2015

In its final report the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls for implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples no less than 15 times. Whether all levels of government and their agencies revise their practices to conform…

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The Stones Will Cry Out by Jennifer Henry

June 24, 2015

Spirited Reflection offered  at the Orientation Assembly of Development and Peace, Otterburne, Manitoba, June 12, 2015 Jennifer Henry is the Executive Director of KAIROS And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” Jesus…

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Reflection on the TRC: Canada MUST make reconciliation happen with the same bravery and trust as that shown by survivors and witnesses

June 24, 2015

  By Vernie Diano During the mass blanket exercise hosted by KAIROS on the grounds of Parliament Hill, I was impressed that it was young people playing the drums, an important cultural tradition of Indigenous peoples in Canada. They sang…

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Reflection on my participation in the TRC: A time of deep gratitude and hope

June 24, 2015

By Ana Guadalupe Matzir Miculax The histories of Guatemala and Canada are similar – histories of trying to erase our customs, languages, traditional clothing and dance; our way of life and world view; and, our relationship with nature. The result…

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Canada is haunted by colonialism

June 23, 2015

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ROJeP Declaration on extractive industries in Quebec

June 22, 2015

In June 2015, ROJeP (Réseau œcuménique justice et paix), the Quebec-based ecumenical network and KAIROS partner, issued the following public declaration  on extractive industries in Quebec. This statement comes on the heels of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and is…

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Photos of Time for Reconciliation KAIROS Gathering, Walk for Reconciliation, Mass Blanket Exercise and Heart Gardens

June 19, 2015

Follow KAIROS Canada’s board Heart Gardens: Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams on Pinterest. Follow KAIROS Canada’s board Walk for Reconciliation on Pinterest. Follow KAIROS Canada’s board KAIROS Blanket Exercise on Pinterest. Follow KAIROS Canada’s board Time for Reconciliation KAIROS Gathering on…

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Churches gather to support democracy and peace building in Congo

June 16, 2015

Two years ago, Peter Lamont was deeply moved by testimony from Eliza, a rape survivor.  The retired military judge was in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) representing the Presbyterian Church in Canada with the KAIROS’ delegation. Prior to his…

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A Time for Hope and Solidarity

June 16, 2015

Guatemalan partner Ana Guadalupe Matzir Miculax joined us in Ottawa for the KAIROS Time for Reconciliation gathering and the closing ceremony of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), May 29-June 3 in Ottawa.  An important part of our work with…

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KAIROS Times: June 2015

June 15, 2015

Read the June 2015 issue.

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The Voice of the Bell by Diane Munier

June 12, 2015

Diane Munier is a tearcher and member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Ottawa. May 31st, 2015 Wellington Street, Ottawa 1:00 pm “Can you see anything? Are they coming yet?” Elizabeth, our church administrator, and I squinted up the street….

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Joint statement by the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

June 12, 2015

…calls on federal, provincial and territorial governments “to follow the lead of the TRC in calling for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to be used as a valuable framework for the reconciliation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous…

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Winds of Change Campaign

June 8, 2015

The Winds of Change Campaign

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Support BC First Nations’ Opposition to Northern Gateway

June 8, 2015

This past week, the KAIROS community was deeply engaged in the release of the findings and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).  Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Commission, urged us forward, saying “We have described for you…

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Human Rights Tribunal finds Ottawa retaliated against First Nations Child Rights Worker

June 8, 2015

  In a landmark ruling Friday, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal concluded that the Department of Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Canada retaliated against Dr. Cindy Blackstock of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada because of a…

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2014 KAIROS Annual Report

June 8, 2015

The 2014 annual report of KAIROS’ activities and financial performance.

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Hundreds of school children to honour residential school survivors in moving Heart Garden ceremony at Rideau Hall, June 3

June 2, 2015

(Ottawa, ON) –Hundreds of school children will join Indian Residential School survivors on June 3 at Rideau Hall in what promises to be a moving conclusion to the ceremonial close of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). A joint initiative of…

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