Posts Tagged "Indigenous Rights"

KAIROS reviews Budget 2024

April 23, 2024

While the federal government offered some good news in Budget 2024, which it announced on April 16, it also presented disappointments for KAIROS’ program areas.   We are told that Budget 2024 is an attempted balancing act of spending increases…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice, Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

In our own Words: Mapping the Sixties Scoop Diaspora with speaker Colleen Hele Cardinal

January 24, 2024

Thank you…Colleen for bringing alive the story of so many Indigenous children, and the complex inner woundedness they have carried. I learned a great deal.Mary-Ellen Francoeur, Sisters of Service Over 150 people gathered and another 170 registered to get the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights


Toronto: Land Alliance March

Come stand in solidarity with the Land Alliance to protect their lands and waters! Date: Wednesday September 27th, 2023 Time: 12pm Location: Grange Park, Toronto On September 27th, 12 pm 2023 five First Nations from Northern Ontario will come to…

On the 16th anniversary of UNDRIP’s adoption we call on full implementation across all sectors

September 13, 2023

Disponible en français The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted 16 years ago today. KAIROS Canada played an active roll in urging the government of Canada to fully implement and adopt the UN Declaration through…

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Odeyimin Kizis

June 10, 2023

This week, we have engaged with the many profound ways in which Indigenous knowledge, traditional practices and ways of knowing are showing the world another way forward in the face of climate change. The blogs and events explore how Indigenous…

Post filed in: Climate Action Week, Ecological Justice

Indigenous Knowledge in Action – Mayan Women on Local Policy Councils

June 9, 2023

Imagine Indigenous women at decision-making tables from the local level right up to the national, deliberating with communities and governments in the defense of Mother Earth and incorporating Indigenous knowledge and wisdom into state laws? This is something that doesn’t…

Post filed in: Climate Action Week, Ecological Justice

Voices from COP27 – Ongoing Work for Climate Justice

June 8, 2023

In November 2022, KAIROS and For the Love of Creation (FLC) supported a delegation of global partners, and Indigenous partners and youth from Canada to COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The delegation was framed around the theme, Decolonizing Climate Action,…

Post filed in: Climate Action Week, Ecological Justice

Indigenous and Global South Principles for a Just Transition

June 7, 2023

“A Just Transition means responding to the need to move away from reliance on diesel and extraction, and instead paving the way to renewable energies that integrate with cultural and traditional values.”Melina Laboucan-Massimo The federal government is set to table…

Post filed in: Climate Action Week, Ecological Justice

Uplifting Indigenous-led Approaches to Conservation and Biodiversity Protection

June 6, 2023

“Indigenous peoples have the longest standing relationship with Mother Earth and the necessary values to effect meaningful and quick change. We view the Earth as our mother, rather than a resource for monetary gain. Those are the people who should…

Post filed in: Climate Action Week, Ecological Justice


Decolonizing Ourselves: Legislating Broken Promises, Past and Present

Join us online to learn about the problematic Natural Resources Transfer Acts of 1930 and reflect on their significance today in the context of inherent Indigenous rights, Treaties, the Alberta Sovereignty Act and Saskatchewan First Act, with Mary Culbertson, Treaty…

KAIROS Climate Action Week to foster decolonization

May 17, 2023

KAIROS Canada launches its first Climate Action Week, June 5-11, focusing on  centering Indigenous ways of knowing   (Toronto – Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit) – KAIROS will kick off the first of three 2023 KAIROS Climate Action Weeks,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

A Prayer for MMIWG2S

May 2, 2023

Connor Sarazin A Prayer for MMIWG2S Mother Earth, Grandmother Moon, we pray to you. We pray that you hold our tears of sadness. We pray that you hold our hearts aching with grief. We pray that we will see our…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Indigenous Rights

KAIROS unpacks Budget 2023

April 5, 2023

Budget 2023 was delivered at a time of high inflation and national debt – and a challenge from Canada’s largest trading partner to step up investment in clean energy.   It was no surprise then that the budget, announced on March…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Gender Justice, Indigenous Rights, Migrant Justice

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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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…


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…


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…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights



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…


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…


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:   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


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…


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…


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…


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


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…