Posts Tagged "free prior & informed consent"

KAIROS solidarity and support for the 1492 Land Back Lane Defenders

August 14, 2020

KAIROS joins others in expressing grave concern about the recent attacks against Haudenosaunee land defenders by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) on August 5, 2020. Whether in the Philippines or here on Turtle Island, we denounce violence against land defenders who are asserting inherent rights to self-determination and to free, prior and informed consent.  We call on the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights


Reconciliation in the Watershed – Winnipeg

A workshop to re-learn and re-vamp understandings of the environment through decolonizing our relationship with water. Our watersheds sustain our lives and connect us to those both near and far – but our actions have impacts on the environment beyond…

Federal, provincial and territorial interpretation and implementation of FPIC must be aligned with Canada’s human rights obligations

February 14, 2019

In December, in two separate letters issued under their Early-Warning Measures and Urgent Action Procedures, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) called on Canada to seek independent, expert advice on implementation of the right of…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Ecumenical Community writes PM regarding recent Supreme Court decision

November 21, 2018

On November 9, in response to the Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada Supreme Court of Canada decision, KAIROS Canada and Mennonite Church Canada (MCC) wrote to the Prime Minister urging him to ensure that Indigenous Peoples are fully involved…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Media Releases, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Stand with Standing Rock, pray with Standing Rock on November 3, 2016

November 2, 2016

Many eyes are fixed on Standing Rock, North Dakota and the proposed construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, an oil pipeline that would run beside the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and cross the Missouri River, the main source of drinking…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

Mining industry dialogue puts the spotlight on Indigenous rights

March 8, 2015

On April 13, KAIROS facilitated an ecumenical dialogue in Toronto with the Mining Association of Canada and several of its member companies. Given our ongoing work on reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, KAIROS used the opportunity to discuss Indigenous…

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Pull Together with Indigenous Nations Challenging the Flawed Review Process for the Northern Gateway Pipeline

November 4, 2014

Join in solidarity with eight First Nations from British Columbia who have been granted leave by the federal Court of Appeal to apply for a judicial review of the government’s decision to allow the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Given the landmark…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Momentum builds to make Canada Open for Justice

October 23, 2014

Since the Open for Justice Campaign launched a year ago, 90,000 Canadians have taken action in support of Canadian mining accountability overseas, and there have been more than 65 meetings with Members of Parliament in ridings across the country. This…

Post filed in: Corporate Accountability, Ecological Justice

Northern Gateway decision a turning point in indigenous relations

July 16, 2014

In announcing its approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline, the federal government said that Enbridge “has more work to do to engage with aboriginal groups.” This passing off of responsibility to the pipeline’s sponsor does not release the government from…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

KAIROS leads Philippines Learning Tour to Mindanao communities impacted by Canadian mining

July 15, 2014

Toronto, ON – KAIROS Canada is organizing a tour to the Philippines to learn more about how Canadian mining operations are impacting communities in that country. Ten representatives from KAIROS, the United Church of Canada, the Christian Reformed Church in…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

Tar Sands Healing Walk Videos

July 10, 2014

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

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates, Video Playlists & Photo Albums

Historic Supreme Court Decision Enriches Us All

June 27, 2014

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision recognizing the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s Aboriginal title is an important step towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

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…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

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…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: A Voice To be Heard

May 30, 2014

Executive Director Jennifer Henry and Program Manager Ed Bianchi head out to Fort McMurray to attend the “So Long as the River Flows” Conference and hear Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s thoughts on the oil sands, Indigenous Rights, and ecological justice.

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

KAIROS to meet Archbishop Tutu at conference spotlighting Indigenous rights and oilsands

May 22, 2014

Toronto –KAIROS Canada will travel to Fort McMurray to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the As Long As the Rivers Flow: Coming Back to the Treaty Relationship in Our Time conference, May 31-June 1. Archbishop Tutu says climate change is…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Media Releases

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…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, UNDRIP Blog Updates

An Expression of Solidarity in Response to the Death of Merilyn Topacio Reynoso

May 1, 2014

In this expression of solidarity in response to the fatal attack against Merilyn Topacio Reynoso, a young Guatemalan activist, KAIROS affirms its commitment to intergenerational work and youth activism, and to working for a world where young people have the…

Post filed in: Latin America

APPEAL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION: Call for justice for the victims of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines

April 16, 2014

According to KARAPATAN, the national alliance of human rights organizations in the Philippines, 169 men and women had been victims of extrajudicial killings under the current government of President  Benigno Simeon Aquino III (July 2010 to December 2013.)   From…

Post filed in: Asia-Pacific, Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates