Author Archive

Berta Cáceres’ legacy among women land and water defenders in Latin America

June 30, 2020

By Ivonne Ramos  KAIROS closes Indigenous Women’s Month with a reflection by Ivonne Ramos of Acción Ecológica (Ecuador). Ivonne was one of three panelists for KAIROS’ virtual book launch of Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet. Vidalina Morales, president of ADES and a friend of Berta, and Nina…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

2019 Annual Report / Rapport Annuel 2019

June 29, 2020

Now available! Annual Report 2019Download Maintenant disponible! Rapport Annuel 2019Download

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#Ravensmessengersofchange FREE activity e-Book

June 29, 2020

If you’re looking to further your understanding on Indigenous rights, history and issues, consider downloading this FREE resource: Ravens: Messengers of ChangeDownload KAIROS and Legacy of Hope Foundation encourage schools, families, organizations, government officials and companies to participate in the resource’s activities…

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Thank you to outgoing regional representative Mary Rigby

June 25, 2020

Thank you to outgoing regional representative Mary Rigby  Mary Rigby has been the Atlantic Regional Representative for the better part of the last four years. She came to this role after many years of service as a KAIROS Blanket Exercise facilitator…

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Ravens: Messengers of Change takes flight to foster Reconciliation

June 22, 2020

KAIROS Canada and the Legacy of Hope Foundation launch accompaniment to KAIROS Blanket Exercise (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada and the Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) are thrilled to launch Ravens: Messengers of Change, an educational resource for people of all ages that creates awareness and action for Reconciliation in Canada by calling on everyone to become, like Ravens, the messengers…

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North American, global Christians urge UN inquiry into ‘deadly acts of racism’

June 22, 2020

The United Church of Christ is among nine North American Christian denominations and four national and worldwide ecumenical bodies urging their members to press the United Nations for a formal inquiry into “deadly acts of racism” against black people around…

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The Art of Sofía Acosta Varea (La Suerte)

June 20, 2020

Yesterday, KAIROS brought you an interview with Sofía Acosta Varea. Today, we bring you a sample of her work.   . . CACAÑAN (A Crappy Road)  Sometimes it’s good to see so much crap running around town.  Take water from the Machángara River. Mix this water with…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

KAIROS Interviews La Suerte (Sofía Acosta)

June 19, 2020

(sigue el texto en español) Sofía Acosta Varea aka La Suerte is an Ecuadorian visual artist who designed Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water’s (MERE Hub) logo and has created all of the illustrations for KAIROS’ digital hub on the gendered impacts of resource extraction. This…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Latin America

Take action for international human rights and against annexation

June 18, 2020

Our choices define us as people and nations. It is our prayer that Canada will choose to be a nation that does not remain silent in the face of illegal actions but will work alongside other nations to uphold human…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Middle East

KAIROS joins #StatusforAll and Landed Status Now campaign

June 16, 2020

KAIROS joins the Migrant  Rights  Network in calling on the federal government  to  provide  Status for All and Landed Status Now.    COVID-19 has exposed deep inequities, including those faced by foreign migrant workers who are needed in Canada to care…

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Spirited Reflection: Stirring new hope after the pandemic

June 15, 2020

Like so many others around the globe, my colleagues and I are working hard to imagine our way forward in a post-pandemic world.  As we advance, we consider amongst other valued voices, the guidance and direction of Pope Francis.   In…

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One year later, the wait continues

June 15, 2020

It comes as little surprise to Chrystal that one year later, the federal government has no action plan in place in response to the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. Little was done in the lead up to the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Prayer of a white settler on National Indigenous Peoples Day 2020

June 15, 2020

by Shannon Neufeldt Photo by KS KYUNG on Unsplash   Creator God,  I come to you with a humble heart,   So grateful for Your creation,   this place I am in.    The land is full of Your glory this solstice day.  Sunlight sparkles on fresh…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Spirited Reflections

Media Release: KAIROS digital hub to empower land defenders in Canada

June 15, 2020

KAIROS launches Canadian phase of MERE Hub through online events, June 16-21 (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS launches the Canadian phase of its digital platform  Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water  (MERE Hub) on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day. This launch will be preceded by a series of online…

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KAIROS honours Women Land Defenders for Indigenous Women’s Month

June 14, 2020

June is Indigenous Women’s Month at KAIROS. As part of the month’s activities, KAIROS will launch on June 21st the Canadian phase of Mother Earth and Resource Extraction: Women Defending Land and Water (MERE Hub, for short). MERE is a living digital hub developed for and…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights

Centering Black, Indigenous, women of colour in a post-pandemic recovery

June 12, 2020

It was a year ago, on June 3, when Canada received the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, which delivered 231 individual calls for justice to governments, institutions and Canadians, based on…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Op Eds & Rabble

June 16: virtual book launch for “Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet”

June 10, 2020

[español sigue]  Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub on June 16th at 6:00pm EDT for Who Killed Berta Cáceres? Dams, Death Squads, and an Indigenous Defender’s Battle for the Planet—book launch. This virtual book launch will feature author and journalist Nina Lakhani as well as members of the Latin American Network of Women…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Latin America

KAIROS Year of Prayer: Holding Close to our Hearts

June 10, 2020

Beginning on March 11, 2020, the KAIROS Steering Committee began a Year of Prayer for the persons, families and communities connected to The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and the National…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Spirited Reflection: Embodying the Golden Rule

June 8, 2020

I have a crystal clear childhood memory of learning from my parents about the Golden Rule: “In everything you do, be careful to treat others in the same way you’d want them to treat you, for that is the essence of…

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Women peacebuilders key to just recovery towards a post-pandemic world

June 8, 2020

These days in Canada we often hear the phrase “We’re stronger together.” But stronger how? And who, precisely, are “we?” COVID-19 has exposed the vulnerability of certain communities and, in my work in Canada and globally with Indigenous peoples, migrant…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Op Eds & Rabble

June 16 webinar: COVID-19, migrant & undocumented workers

June 5, 2020

Previous webinar recordings are now available. How is COVID-19 impacting foreign migrant workers in Canada? KAIROS’ Migrant Justice Coordinator, Connie Sorio, presents updates from some of Canada’s leading migrant justice advocates in a series of webinars. Join us for the…

Post filed in: Migrant Justice

More action needed to keep migrant workers safe, advocate says after cluster of Manitoba COVID-19 cases

June 5, 2020

Diwa Marcelino, an organizer with Migrante Manitoba and KAIROS Steering Committee Member, says the province must step up inspections to protect temporary foreign workers in the province. (Photo: John Einarson/CBC)Take Action! Please write to your Member of Parliament and urge the government to give all migrants in…

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Stories of residential school impacts experienced by Indigenous Women

June 3, 2020

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada was formed 12 years ago, the Calls for Justice for  Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released a year ago, and this Indigenous Women’s Month at KAIROS we join our voices…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Spirited Reflections

Towards Right Relation: Statement of the KAIROS Executive

June 2, 2020

KAIROS strives to bring together Indigenous peoples, settlers and newcomers in shared commitments to human rights and ecological justice.  As a community grounded in diverse spiritualities, we commit to vision of right relations between all peoples and the earth.  As surely as we know such a future is…

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Vers des relations justes : déclaration du Comité Exécutif de KAIROS

June 2, 2020

KAIROS s’efforce de mobiliser les peuples autochtones, les descendants des colons européens et les nouveaux arrivants autour d’engagements communs envers le respect des droits humains et la justice environnementale. En tant que communauté enracinée dans des spiritualités diverses, nous soutenons une vision de relations justes entre tous les peuples et la terre. Aussi convaincus…

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This June is Indigenous Women’s Month at KAIROS

June 1, 2020

Throughout June, KAIROS will highlight and celebrate Indigenous women working to make change in Canada and the Global South. Through profiles, spotlights and by sharing inspiration, KAIROS aims to raise up those working to live in a good way, and to improve society…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights

Post-pandemic Canada should centre the needs of Indigenous women

June 1, 2020

The month of June barrels towards us with an important reconciliation anniversary, a recent lack of action in support of the approaching one year anniversary for the #MMIWG calls for justice, and a worldwide pandemic raining down on what would…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Op Eds & Rabble