Posts Tagged "the land our life"

Who is the Government of Canada Listening To?

January 22, 2013

A slew of new legislation that undermines both Indigenous rights and environmental protection in Canada points to the fact that the petroleum and pipeline industries have significant influence on the Government of Canada’s legislative agenda. A December 12, 2011 letter…

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

KAIROS Co-Hosts ‘First Voices! First Women Speak!’: A gathering to honour Indigenous women’s knowledge and perspectives on violence, restoration and resurgence

August 28, 2012

On August 24 KAIROS and the Indigenous People’s Solidarity Movement Ottawa (IPSMO), gathered over 100 people at the Odawa Native Friendship Centre in Ottawa for a community teach-in featuring renowned Indigenous scholars, writers and artists Lee Maracle, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Moe…

Post filed in: Gender Justice, Women of Courage

JOINT MEDIA ADVISORY: UN Committee urged to examine discrimination against Canadian Indigenous peoples

February 17, 2012

“On February 22 and 23, Canada’s record on combating discrimination will be examined by a high level body of the United Nations. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the independent expert body that monitors compliance with…

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

Attawapiskat: a hard look at the federal government’s response so far

December 2, 2011

1 December 2011 KAIROS Urgent Action Background information As of November 30, federal leaders and the Red Cross have now visited the northern Ontario Cree community of Attawapiskat, which is a step forward. The Red Cross is flying in emergency…

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Joint Statement on Free, Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC)

May 25, 2011

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Tenth session New York, 16-27 May 2011 Agenda Item 3(c): Free, prior and informed consent Joint Statement of: Assembly of First Nations, Chiefs of Ontario, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), First Nations Summit,…

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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

May 25, 2011

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES Adopted by the UN General Assembly 13 September 2007 “The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday September 13, by a majority of…

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The Rights of the Lubicon Must be Protected

April 6, 2011

“My grandmother and mother have a trap line of their own on which they go hunting and snaring but it is rare that they will bring any rabbits, moose, deer, prairie chickens, or even bears back home…With all these roads,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

UNDRIP Factsheet on Canada’s commitment to endorse the Declaration

November 3, 2010

Download the Factsheet (PDF) “The time is now for Canada to join the overwhelming majority of states that have endorsed the UN Declaration and who are establishing a practice of implementing this Declaration as an important international legal instrument.” This factsheet on Canada and…

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