Indigenous Rights

60s Scoop Gathering is a great success

November 29, 2022

The 5th annual 60s Scoop Gathering took place Oct 27 to 30 at Waupoos Family Farm located just outside the city limits south of Ottawa. Waupoos Farm has been the go-to site for our gatherings because it has modern amenities…

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KAIROS brings to COP27 its Blanket Exercise and an event on gender, conflict & climate

November 8, 2022

In Egypt, KAIROS leads a Blanket Exercise on November 12, and partners with Equality Fund on Global South Perspectives on Climate Justice, Peace and Conflict, and Gender Equality, an event in the Canadian Pavilion, November 16  (Ottawa: Unceded Algonquin Territory)…

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Living Hope across Turtle Island

November 2, 2022

“Pick a stone; hold it in your hand – imagine its feel if you don’t have one nearby – and be reminded of our connections to the earth.” (Robin Hope Galey, Wild Church movement in Calgary) “Take your cup, hold…

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Une délégation de partenaires autochtones, jeunesse et femmes du Canada et du Sud se rend à la COP27

October 31, 2022

KAIROS et Pour l’amour de la création envoient 10 délégués en Égypte pour demander que leurs voix soient entendues Ottawa (territoire algonquin non cédé), le 26 octobre 2022. – KAIROS et Pour l’amour de la Création (FLC) envoient 10 délégués à la Conférence…

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Delegación de representantes indígenas, de jóvenes y de mujeres de Canadá y del Sur Global rumbo a la COP 27

October 31, 2022

Con el auspicio de KAIROS y la iniciativa For the Love of Creation, un grupo de 10 personas se dirige a Egipto para exigir que se les escuche (Ottawa: terrritorio del Pueblo Algonquin) – KAIROS y la iniciativa For the…

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Indigenous, youth and women delegates from Canada and Global South head to COP27

October 31, 2022

KAIROS and For the Love of Creation are sending 10 delegates to Egypt to demand their voices be heard (Ottawa: Unceded Algonquin Territory) – KAIROS and For the Love of Creation (FLC) are sending 10 delegates to the United Nations…

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Presentación de delegación a COP 27 de Canadá y Sur Global el 3 de noviembre

October 27, 2022

Participantes de delegación de KAIROS y For the Love of Creation se presentarán en un seminario virtual de dos horas para amplificar su mensaje exigiendo ser parte de la toma de decisiones que afectan el clima y las personas. (Ottawa:…

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Le 3 novembre, pleins feux sur les délégués du Canada et des pays du Sud à la COP27

October 27, 2022

La délégation de 10 membres de KAIROS et de Pour l’amour de la création est présentée dans un webinaire de deux heures pour mieux faire entendre la revendication des organismes d’obtenir une place à la table de décision sur le climat…

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Spotlight on COP27 delegates from Canada and Global South, November 3

October 27, 2022

KAIROS and For the Love of Creation’s 10-member delegation featured in 2-hour webinar to amplify their message to have a seat at climate decision-making tables (Ottawa: Unceded Algonquin Territory) – KAIROS and For the Love of Creation are co-sponsoring Voices…

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The World KAIROS Blanket Exercise delivers at WIPCE 2022 in Australia

October 5, 2022

Español sigue. Despite the colonial bureaucracies to obtain visas and passports, despite the labyrinths of multiple airports and the long hours of waiting and flights, Gloria Gonzalez a Maya Achi woman from Guatemala and Dario Iza president of the Kitu…

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The road to COP27 has begun. Listen to delegates on the KAIROS/ For Love of Creation Delegation

October 4, 2022

KAIROS and For Love of Creation (FLC) are organizing a delegation of Global Women, Peace and Security and Solidarity partners and Indigenous partners and youth from Canada to the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27) which takes place in Sharm…

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The truth in Truth and Reconciliation

September 30, 2022

Truth and Reconciliation isn’t about living in or reliving the past. It’s about learning the truth of the past, looking within ourselves and accepting its truth, learning from it and moving forward from it.  For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples…

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Reflection on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30, 2022

September 29, 2022

By Jose Zarate, PWRDF The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada concluded and issued its Final Report and Calls to Action in June 2015. Implementing the Calls to Action represents an incredible opportunity and responsibility for individuals, families, communities,…

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Connecting the dots

September 28, 2022

Remember connect-the-dots pictures? Many are incredibly simple (like this bunny) – the image sometimes could even be discerned without drawing the lines between dots. But some pictures are much more complicated, with the picture emerging from all those unconnected points…

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Sharing Indigenous knowledge for those willing to listen

September 24, 2022

For numerous generations, Indigenous peoples have had unique, respectful and sacred ties to the land that sustained them. They do not claim ownership of Mother Earth, but rather, declare a sense of stewardship towards the land and all of its…

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Listening to All My Relations

September 23, 2022

First Nations relationships fully embrace the notion that people and their families are strongly connected to the communities they live in, their ancestors and future descendants, the land they live on, the plants, animals and other creatures that live upon…

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Resources for September 30

September 22, 2022

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, or Orange Shirt Day. This day remembers and honours Survivors, families, and communities who continue to be affected by the horrendous legacy of Indian Residential Schools and the related impacts…

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Introducing Tia Kennedy, youth delegate

September 22, 2022

Meet Tia Kennedy. She is one of the KAIROS/For the Love of Creation youth delegates in COP 27 delegation. Tia is from the Oneida Nation of The Thames and Walpole Island First Nation. She has recently begun working for the…

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Clifford Mushquash, Anishinaabe from Pawgwasheen

September 20, 2022

Meet Clifford Mushquash, Anishinaabe from Pawgwasheeng (Pays Plat First Nation) on the northshore of GichiGami (Lake Superior). Clifford is currently completing a Masters in Public Health with a Specialization in Indigenous and Northern Health at Lakehead University. He is committed…

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Week 4 – COP27 Solidarity- Indigenous Partners

September 19, 2022

During Indigenous Solidarity Week, we turn our attention to the Indigenous peoples and youth members of the KAIROS/For the Love of Creation delegation to COP27 in Sharm E-Sheikh, Egypt in November. Each delegate greets us with a video that will…

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KAIROS Blanket Exercise goes global in Australia, Sept 28

September 15, 2022

Internationally coordinated Blanket Exercise at World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education  (Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – An internationally coordinated participatory exercise that highlights the impacts of colonization from Indigenous peoples’ perspectives will be presented…

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The KAIROS Blanket Exercise goes global at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference

September 7, 2022

An internationally coordinated KAIROS Blanket Exercise that highlights the impacts of colonization from Indigenous peoples’ perspectives will be presented in in Adelaide, Australia on September 26 during the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education.  This World KAIROS Blanket Exercise amalgamates scripts…

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Collaboration secures funding for Sixties Scoop Network

August 12, 2022

We are excited to announce the Sixties Scoop Network (SSN) in collaboration with KAIROS Canada has successfully secured funding from the Sixties Scoop Healing Foundation. As a recipient, this funding will further support the Bigwen 60s Scoop Healing Initiatives and…

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Sign the petition in support of Indian Day School survivors

June 28, 2022

Federal Indian Day School Survivors need your help. A Class Action lawsuit seeks compensation for damages and abuses suffered by all Indian Day School students who were forced to attend Indian Day Schools and who were excluded from the Indian…

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Honouring Indigenous Peoples on this Day

June 21, 2022

Kwey Kakina Asema niwi bigidnā Kichi Mīgwech ndi kid bīdābung ensa kījeb Kichi Mīgwech ndi kid ondji shki kījigak Ni Kichi Mīgwechwindam ondji bimādiziwin Ni Kichi Mīgwechwindam kina gegō kwenādjiwang Kichi Mīgwech ndi kid ondji asemā gamijyang wii ayamiyewiyāong Hello…

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Church reflections on anniversary of unmarked burial findings

June 1, 2022

Please contact the 24-Hour Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 if you require emotional support. For more information and support, visit the First Nations Health Authority. A year ago, on May 27 the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced that 215 unmarked graves had been located…

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Pope’s July visit to Canada focused on Indigenous healing and reconciliation

June 1, 2022

On May 13, the Holy See Press Office announced that Pope Francis, “having accepted invitations from civil and ecclesiastical authorities, as well as the Indigenous communities,” will travel to Canada from July 24 – 30 and visit the cities of…

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