Posts Tagged "land defenders"

Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Grandmothers protect land and water

September 27, 2021

In commemoration of the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation this week, KAIROS is honoured to launch “Wolastoqiyik and Mi’kmaq Grandmothers-Land/Water Defenders Sharing and Learning Circle: Generating Knowledge for Action,” a report written by Sherry Pictou and share two Stories of Courage videos created by…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage

Canadian organizations ask government to publicly condemn violence against Indigenous land defenders in Guatemala

April 9, 2021

Mining Watch Canada On March 30th, 2021, MiningWatch Canada, along with 26 other Canadian organizations, sent a letter to Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, asking them to…

Post filed in: Latin America

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

Wet’suwet’en land defenders are not criminals

January 22, 2020

On January 13, the RCMP set up an Access Control Checkpoint on Wet’suwet’en territory, exactly one month after the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination called on Canada “to guarantee that no force will be used against Secwepemc…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights