UNDRIP Blog Updates

Urge Senators to support the UN Declaration Act

September 18, 2018

Join KAIROS in urging all Senators to vote in favour of Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. KAIROS is part of a Coalition of Faith Based Organizations* that is focused on ensuring that the…

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Bill C-262 provides principled framework for implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

May 29, 2018

Open Letter to All Members of Parliament Our nations and organizations are urging all Members of Parliament to support Bill C-262 in a non-partisan manner when it comes to a vote at third reading. The government of Stephen Harper endorsed…

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KAIROS joins Burnaby Mountain Trans Mountain pipeline protest, April 28

April 25, 2018

KAIROS Executive Director Jennifer Henry to stand in solidarity with members of T’sleil-Waututh, faith leaders and people of faith (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada’s Executive Director, Jennifer Henry, will join members of Tsleil Waututh, faith leaders and other people of…

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UNDRIP bill passes second reading! Please thank your MP or urge future support

February 8, 2018

Bill C-262 passed second reading with flying colours on February 7 thanks to the efforts of Canadians who encouraged their Members of Parliament to support it. The bill will ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the…

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Un vote important sur le projet de loi relatif à la DNUDPA – demandez à votre député de l’approuver!

February 1, 2018

Le 5 février prochain, la Chambre des communes va débattre du projet de loi C-262 et passera au vote le 7 février pour décider s’il sera adopté ou non en deuxième lecture. Ce projet de loi permettrait d’assurer que les…

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Important vote on UNDRIP bill – please urge your MP to support it!

January 31, 2018

The House of Commons will debate Bill C-262 on February 5 and vote on February 7 to decide whether or not it will pass second reading. The Bill would ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the…

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Canadian government supports UNDRIP bill; action still needed

November 22, 2017

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced on November 20, 2017 that the Government of Canada will support private member’s Bill C-262 when it comes up for second reading on December 4 in the House of Commons. Support for C-262 was a…

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KAIROS UN Declaration Video: Please Share

October 5, 2017

Dear Friends, This Thanksgiving I want to share with you a short video about persistent advocacy and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. I invite you to take a moment to watch it, share it with your…

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UPDATE: Winds of Change in Manitoba and BC

October 4, 2017

The Winds of Change have been active in Manitoba and British Columbia thanks to the efforts of local KAIROS organizers. In Manitoba, the KAIROS Cambrian Agassiz group met with the Manitoba Ministry of Education and Training on August 25. Education…

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10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 13, 2017

Canada needs a legislative framework to fulfill the promise of this vital human rights instrument

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Spirited Reflection: Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights

May 25, 2017

But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their…

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Let Justice Roll: Campaign update for April 2017

April 30, 2017

Last month, KAIROS along with Mennonite Church Canada (Indigenous Relations) and Canadian Baptist Congregations, launched the campaign Let Justice Roll: Implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to ensure that the Government of Canada takes the…

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New resource: Let Justice Roll

March 31, 2017

On March 31, 2017 KAIROS member churches in collaboration with Mennonite Church Canada (Indigenous Relations) and Canadian Baptist Congregations launched Let Justice Roll, a campaign that calls for the full implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous…

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Site C legal challenge on UNDRIP anniversary shows Indigenous rights are a long ways away

September 13, 2016

Nine years ago today, on September 13, 2007, the United Nations took an important step towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples when the General Assembly voted 144-4 to adopt the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. While 11 countries…

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Tar Sands Healing Walk Videos

July 10, 2014

Two videos by Allan Lissner on the Tar Sands Healing Walk.

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Northern Gateway Approval: Reconciliation Postponed

June 19, 2014

Late in the day on June 17, with little fanfare but much anticipation among Indigenous communities, the environmental sector, and the oil industry, the federal government approved construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline. The government has, in the decision, placed…

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Calling All Nations: CONVERGENCE 2014

June 6, 2014

As the Federal government prepares to announce its decision on the Northern Gateway bitumen export pipeline, KAIROS affiliated persons in British Columbia will be joining a walk for healing and reconciliation on Sunday in Vancouver. KAIROS urges anyone in the…

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The Glorious New Brunswick Shale Gas Rebellion of 2013

June 6, 2014

KAIROS has recently undertaken a research project on the Indigenous right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) regarding proposed resource extraction projects on Indigenous lands. Willi Nolan is a member of the reference group for this project and she…

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Video Blog: Joan Carling at the UNPFII

June 3, 2014

Several of the Honouring Indigenous Women’s Wisdom delegates spoke on May 21 at From Canada to Guatemala to the Philippines: Honouring Indigenous Women’s Wisdom, a KAIROS-Horizons panel that was an official side event at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues…

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KAIROS Delegates at the UNPFII – intro video blogs!

May 19, 2014

Delegate Alma Brooks arrived early with us and Ana Guadalupe from Guatemala and Mila from the Philippines have been here for the first week so we were able be begin our orientation. We have also had the opportunity to film…

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