Posts Tagged "Indigenous Rights"

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Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance

A day led by children and youth. Memorializing the children who didn’t come home from school, honouring school survivors and their families, honouring survivors of Indigenous child apprehension programs, Eagle Feather Ceremony for survivors, performances by children, guest speaker Autumn…

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Ottawa: Acknowledge the Truth Walk

Join Algonquin Spiritual Advisor, Artist and Human Rights activist Albert Dumont, and walk with optimism and confidence that the National Capital Commission will rename the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway to the Kichi Zibi Parkway. Bring your water bottle, wear…

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Sitting With the Truth

Sitting with the Truth is a journey of pain, resilience and apology. Along the way, you will hear stories from survivors and staff of Mennonite-run residential schools. This self-directed learning opportunity includes a facilitator who will be available to answer…

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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WOMEN PEACEBUILDERS BUILD BACK with ENVIRONMENTAL and ECONOMIC SECURITY

A virtual parallel event at the NGO-CSW66 Forum. Session will be available in English, French and Spanish. SESSION FOCUS Broaden the approach and intersection of Women, Peace and Security to include economic injustice and the climate crisis. Support wholistic women-led…

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Great Lakes St. Lawrence Virtual Regional Gathering

The KAIROS Great Lakes St. Lawrence Region presents its biennial conference on Zoom. Hosted by KAIROS Durham, the conference will take place over two days. Our keynote speaker, Chief Dave Mowat of Alderville First Nations will speak about treaties including…

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End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock – Screening and Panel Discussion

Date: November 3, 2021 Time: 5 pm PT, 6 pm MT, 7 pm CT, 8 pm ET, 9 pm AT Location: Zoom Registration: https://form.jotform.com/212925691828264   Description: Join us for a film screening of End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock followed…

A reflection on Decolonizing Ourselves: Land and the Spirit of Treaty

August 25, 2021

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, I had the privilege of joining approximately 60 others “on the land” at Fort Carlton, an hour or so north of Saskatoon. We were mostly settlers, interested in learning and thinking about land in new,…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

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The Importance of Growing Gardens

Presented by Mary-Anne Kechego  In this session, Mary-Anne talks about the importance of growing gardens as a way to remind us that all the plants that we grow can help to “sustain us in life”.  Specifically, she explores the relationship between…

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Social Injustice in the Courts System

Presented by Tina Stevens  In Social Injustice in the Court System, Tina Stevens explores how settler colonialism began the long-standing legacy of racism and discrimination toward Indigenous peoples, discusses the connections between the imposition of European culture and how Indigenous…

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We Are All Treaty People

Presented by Mary-Anne Kechego  As part of National Indigenous Day 2021, Mary-Anne Kechego talks about the Two-Row Wampum Belt & Dish with One Spoon treaty covering southern Ontario to illustrate what treaties mean to Indigenous Nations because “it is important to…

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Métis Teachings

Presented by Gloria Thomson In Métis Teachings, Gloria Thomson presents the evolvement of the Métis as a distinct People and shares the impact of that history as it has affected her and her family. Registration Closed KAIROS Blanket Exercise

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The Impact of Residential Schools

Presented by Tracey Whiteye  In this session, Tracey Whiteye shares her story as an Indigenous woman and second-generation residential school Survivor who fought to regain her culture and language through the healing of Indigenous ways of knowing. This session interweaves the history…

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Medicine Wheel Teaching

Presented by Tracey Whiteye and Tina Stevens The Medicine Wheel teaching is a wholistic Indigenous worldview that is fundamental to the values and principles of the Anishinaabe ways of seeing, feeling, knowing and doing. It consists of the 4 directions,…

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Seeking Justice Together Virtual Conference

Seeking Justice Together is a virtual conference hosted by Citizens for Public Justice from May 17 to 20 exploring how we are called to seek justice together through intersectional, interpersonal, and interconnected approaches. Through a variety of keynotes and workshops, participants will explore…

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Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling – Mary Anne Caibaiosai

An Online Story-telling Series The MCEC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group presents a year-long online story-telling series centred on covenants made, broken and renewed. This series will include Indigenous and Mennonite Settler voices, shining light on the history of broken…

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Braiding Sweetgrass Spring Bookclub

Details on the poster. An opportunity to explore this amazing book and its teachings in greater depth with members of our network across Canada. Registration is limited to 50 on a first come, first served basis. Register with an email…

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Indigenous-led Climate Action and Land Protection

A community conversation on Indigenous-led climate action and land protection. The online event will be moderated by Niigaan Sinclair, with Kakeka ThunderSky, Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie, Ellen Gabriel, and Leah Gazan. When: April 7th @ 6:00 pm CDT Register for the Zoom…

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Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling – Sandi Boucher

An Online Story-telling Series The MCEC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group presents a year-long online story-telling series centred on covenants made, broken and renewed. This series will include Indigenous and Mennonite Settler voices, shining light on the history of broken…

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Seeking Justice for Children Part II: Exploring Settler Colonialism on Palestinian & Indigenous Children

The United Nations declared March 24th as the International Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. On this day, we acknowledge that the right to the truth includes knowing the full and…

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Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling – Adrian Jacobs

An Online Story-telling Series The MCEC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group presents a year-long online story-telling series centred on covenants made, broken and renewed. This series will include Indigenous and Mennonite Settler voices, shining light on the history of broken…

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Women Resisting Extractivism – A monthly movie night with MEREHub: “As Long as the Waters Flow”

Join KAIROS’ MERE Hub from February to June 2021 for a monthly virtual film club (screening and discussion) on the gendered impacts of resource extraction. February’s film is “As Long as the Waters Flow” and will be hosted by Connor…

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Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling – Rick & Steve

An Online Story-telling Series The MCEC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group presents a year-long online story-telling series centred on covenants made, broken and renewed. This series will include Indigenous and Mennonite Settler voices, shining light on the history of broken…

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Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling – Lyndsay Mollins Koene

An Online Story-telling Series The MCEC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group presents a year-long online story-telling series centred on covenants made, broken and renewed. This series will include Indigenous and Mennonite Settler voices, shining light on the history of broken…

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Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling – Janis Monture

An Online Story-telling Series The MCEC Truth and Reconciliation Working Group presents a year-long online story-telling series centred on covenants made, broken and renewed. This series will include Indigenous and Mennonite Settler voices, shining light on the history of broken…

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Treaty as Sacred Covenant Storytelling – Myeengun Henry

The Mennonite Church Eastern Canada Truth and Reconciliation Working Group presents a year-long online story-telling series centred on covenants made, broken and renewed. This series will include Indigenous and Mennonite Settler voices, shining light on the history of broken covenants…

Table UN Declaration legislation this fall urges Indigenous rights coalition

August 17, 2020

The Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which is made up of Indigenous Nations and representative organizations, human rights groups and faith communities, including KAIROS, is urging the federal Minister of Justice to table legislation to implement the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

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Finding Common Ground: community self-determination in the face of resource extraction in Guatemala and Canada

On April 22 from 1-2:30pm PST / 4-5:30pm EST / 5-6:30pm AST Allied organizations and collectives from Canada, the U.S. and beyond will convene an online teach-in about the peaceful resistance to the Escobal silver mine in southeastern Guatemala owned…