Spirited Reflection: The climate apocalypse

September 16, 2019

Apocalypse: unveiling, revelation.              This is now the effect of the repeated and ever more ominous warnings from scientists over the past thirty years concerning effects of the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The reality outlined in their…

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Climate Action Month day 15: Nibi’s Water Song

September 15, 2019

There are many working to protect and honour the water. KAIROS is pleased to highlight Nibi’s Water Song, a new book for young people, written by Sunshine Quem Tenasco and illustrated by Nancy King, an artist widely known as Chief…

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Climate Action Month Day 14: Tar sands are one of the biggest sources of emissions

September 14, 2019

“If we are conscious of the energy choices we make, then putting in renewable energy systems, like solar, that move us closer to sovereignty, becomes an act of colonial resistance and the start of a path to reconciliation and addressing…

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Drawing a line in the sand

September 14, 2019

Beaver Lake Cree Nation (BLCN) in northern Alberta is taking tangible steps to protect the natural environment by investing in renewable energy with a solar project. The Kuby Energy project, with funding from the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program and Keepers of the Athabasca, has trained community members to install solar modules in their community;…

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The next Session of Parliament must prioritize protection and fulfillment of the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 14, 2019

OPEN LETTER TO ALL CANDIDATES IN THE FEDERAL ELECTION The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and numerous reports by international human rights bodies have all documented the profound and tragic…

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Climate Action Month Day 13: Climate change impacting lives in Canada

September 13, 2019

“In every province, in every territory, in hundreds of towns and cities, in First Nations and Inuit communities, climate change in Canada is a fact of life.” – Irene Gentle, Editor at Toronto Star. Today’s resource: In an investigative reporting…

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Philippines Partners’ Visit, August 23- September 3, 2019

September 12, 2019

At the partners’ roundtable on the first day of our visit to the Philippines, Bishop Rex Reyes challenged us to be “credible, consistent and courageous” in our solidarity and advocacy work. This became a theme throughout our trip as we…

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Climate Action Month Day 12: Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

September 12, 2019

KAIROS released a statement on April 25, 2018 to affirm its support of First Nations peoples and opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline. The federal government’s position on this pipeline expansion has profound implications for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in Canada,…

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Climate Action Month Day 11: Share a personal experience

September 11, 2019

“The climate crisis is both the easiest and the hardest issue we have ever faced. The easiest because we know what we must do. We must stop the emissions of greenhouse gases. The hardest because our current economics are still…

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Climate Action Month Day 10: Action for Amazon

September 10, 2019

Development and Peace – Caritas Canada is a movement for global justice that supports communities in over 30 countries in the Global South and educates Canadians on issues of poverty and injustice.  Today’s resource and event: Webinar: A future for…

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Future for Amazon, future for all

September 10, 2019

From October 6 to 24th, the Vatican will be holding a Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme Amazonia: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology. Why has Pope Francis placed a special focus on the Amazon? What…

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Spirited Reflection: Travelling the Amazon rainforest

September 9, 2019

Last night as I drifted to sleep… my heart hurt — I had nightmares and tossed and turned wondering how we got here. Not just in Alberta, but in the US, in Brazil, and all over the world – fascism…

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Climate Action Month Day 9: Indigenous Rights week

September 9, 2019

Indigenous rights are central to Climate Action Month because Indigenous people have long been at the forefront of the environmental movement in Canada and around the world. Indigenous identities are often based on relationships to the land, and Indigenous peoples…

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Climate Action Month Day 8: Learn about Water Walkers

September 8, 2019

Replicating the work of Grandmother Josephine Mandamin, people from across Turtle Island are walking to raise awareness of the importance of water and to encourage water preservation. Access to clean water is a non-negotiable human right and Water Walkers want this gift of…

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Climate Action Month Day 7: Giveaway

September 7, 2019

KAIROS is pleased to spotlight the Birch Bark Coffee Company, a First Nations-owned social enterprise working to improve drinking water conditions on and off reserves. Their goal is to “solve the water crisis one coffee bag at a time”. Part of the proceeds from every bag sold goes towards the purchase and…

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A huge win for First Nations kids!

September 6, 2019

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered the federal government to pay compensation to a huge number of First Nations children, youth and families harmed by the child welfare system. First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada tweeted:…

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KAIROS Members respond to Hurricane Dorian

September 6, 2019

Hurricane Dorian, a powerful category 5 hurricane, landed in the Bahamas in early September 2019 destroying thousands of homes and leaving approximately 60,000 people without shelter. Although KAIROS does not provide disaster relief, we encourage you to respond through the…

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Climate Action Month Day 6: Land-based healing

September 6, 2019

Land-based Healing has become a staple for Indigenous-led solutions. It is a way to learn about ceremonial protocols, lodge keeping, helping Elders, and appropriately honouring the gifts of plantkin spirits who so selflessly offer themselves. Plantkin ways of thinking and knowing about spirit includes…

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Land-based healing justice includes Climate Advocacy

September 6, 2019

There are several ways that we can contribute to Climate Advocacy. For some it will be through increased awareness of spending. For others, through work that honours the sacred spaces of the land we inhabit, and the cycles of life…

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KAIROS and Birch Bark Coffee Company announce exciting giveaways

September 5, 2019

KAIROS is pleased to spotlight the Birch Bark Coffee Roaster Company, a First Nations-owned social enterprise working to improve drinking water conditions on and off reserves. Their goal is to “solve the water crisis one coffee bag at a time”. Part of…

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KAIROS Times: September 2019

September 5, 2019

Hot off the press! The September 2019 KAIROS Times Newsletter.

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Climate Action Month Day 5: Marrying social justice with a clean energy transition is essential

September 5, 2019

The economic strategy to address the climate crisis must contribute to the global enhancement of human rights and equity. Otherwise, the move to a sustainable energy economy may adversely impact people in countries where poorly regulated corporate activity is already…

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Green energy must be backed by strong corporate accountability

September 5, 2019

The climate crisis requires industrial mobilization on a scale not seen since the Second World War. While Canadian governments have moved at snail-like speed to fully address the emergency, in just a few weeks thousands of Canadians gathered in town-halls…

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Climate Action Month Day 4: Climate emergency poll

September 4, 2019

With Arctic ice melting, seas rising, storms intensifying, forests burning, and drought exacerbating hunger, there is no doubt that climate change is causing enormous devastation in all parts of the globe. In 2015, Canada and 193 other nations endorsed the…

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Climate Action Month Day 3: From the Chapeau community

September 3, 2019

Indigenous Rights are deeply connected to climate justice. Wherever in the world you see disturbance and harm caused by natural resource exploitation, Indigenous human rights are infringed upon, and sacred places, honoured since time immemorial, are abused and desecrated. KAIROS’…

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The Chapeau Gallerie Regionale

September 3, 2019

The Chapeau Gallerie Regionale in Chapeau, Quebec is creating safety for community by taking others into safety, surrounded by the warmth of community and a love infused with genealogical expertise and local history. The sprawling brick heritage home that houses…

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Climate Action Month Day 2: Introducing water week

September 2, 2019

Today’s resource: The water walkers challenge us to take responsibility for the protection of the “giver of life” so that all future generations can enjoy clean water.  Did you know that First Nations communities in Canada are at a disproportionately high risk for…

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Access to clean water is a non-negotiable human right

September 2, 2019

Anishinaabe Grandmother Josephine Mandamin co-founded the Mother Earth Water Walk in 2003 by walking more than 17,000 km around the Great Lakes. A member of the Wikwemikong First Nation in Ontario, Grandmother Josephine’s concern over the pollution of rivers and lakes motivated her to raise awareness of the need…

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