Posts Tagged " KAIROS Witness"

Was, is, and will always be a saint: Celebrating the life of Oscar Romero

March 24, 2020

On March 30, 1980, I was one of at least half a million people who attended a funeral in San Salvador. It was the funeral of Oscar Romero. For those who may not know, Oscar Romero was the Archbishop of…

Post filed in: Op Eds

NAFTA renegotiations must be done through the lens of climate change

April 20, 2017

Canada, and not just Mexico, may be in for a rough ride when it renegotiates NAFTA with the United States. A draft letter from the U.S. Trade Representative to Congress outlining renegotiation objectives, which was leaked on March 30, reveals…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Op Eds

Women building peace in Colombia: Isabel Polanco and Organización Femenina Popular

March 7, 2017

This year KAIROS is celebrating International Women’s Day (March 8) with the launch of a video on Isabel Caicedo  Polanco and the work of KAIROS’ partner, the  Organización Femenina Popular (OFP) in Colombia. Isabel Caicedo Polanco is a woman of…

Post filed in: Gender Justice/Women of Courage, Op Eds

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…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Op Eds, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Honour National Aboriginal Day by supporting the Education for Reconciliation Initiative

June 21, 2016

Originally published on on June 21, 2016 by Shannon Neufeldt. National Aboriginal Day was first proclaimed by Governor General Roméo LeBlanc in 1996 to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Op Eds

Fasting for imagination to solve the climate crisis by Jennifer Henry

March 5, 2015

Click above to read Jennifer Henry’s blog post on about her decision to fast for climate justice today (March 5)

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Spirited Reflections

Hungry for change: Today I fast for the planet

February 28, 2015

KAIROS staff member Connie Sorio is fasting for the planet today as part of the 365 Rolling Fast for the Climate. Click above to read more about her decision in her blog post on

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Northern Gateway and National Aboriginal Day: Reconciliation postponed, by Sara Stratton

October 31, 2014

We’re at a watershed moment for Canada, one where we have the opportunity to carry on as we always have in our relationship with Indigenous peoples, or one where we can move forward in new, more respectful ways. Which path…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

Putting people before profit with a price on carbon

October 31, 2014

My week in late June began by shaking the hand of President Obama. It ended by interviewing First Nations and Métis living in the heart of the Athabasca Tar Sands. I went from meeting the most sought after person in…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice

The Nation to Nation Bike Tour: Public Perspectives

August 13, 2013

The latest from the Nation to Nation Bike Tour comes from participant Michelane Gliddy of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, who reflects on community engagement and the Blanket Exercise workshops that the group has been presenting as public events along the…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights

The Nation to Nation Bike Tour: A Decolonization Journey

July 29, 2013

Katy Quinn, KAIROS’ Indigenous Rights Program Coordinator, is riding on (and co-facilitating) the Nation to Nation Bike Tour, a joint project between KAIROS and the Otesha Project, in collaboration with the Mohawk community of Akwesasne. From July 27th to August…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights