“The last chapter in any successful genocide is the one in which the oppressor can remove their hands and say, ‘My God, what are these people doing to themselves?” ~ Aaron Huey http://www.ted.com/talks/aaron_huey.htm
Just a few hours ago, the federal government rejected the proposed New Prosperity Mine. The Cabinet upheld the scathing findings of the environmental panel, which found that the mine would have significant and irreversible impact on fish habitat, water quality and Aboriginal rights. Such great news and celebrations for many people and organizations have supported […]
KAIROS member, Eileen Wttewaall, attended this past week’s “Struggle For Justice” event in Victoria and took some notes. This was a diverse crowd that was eager to know more and to support the struggle, with over $7000 raised to fund on-going legal challenges. The kin-dom was very obvious on that good night! Enjoy! And thanks […]
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) will be holding its final public event in Edmonton at the end of March 2014.
More than a decade ago parishioners at North Saanich’s Holy Trinity Anglican Church began responding to challenges faced by nearby Tseycum, Tsawout, Pauquachin, and Tsartlip First Nations. Holy Trinity launched a new relationship and a new way of being church in this Vancouver Island community, in what would become its Companion Journeying ministry. Thea Dickson: […]
As we approach the Feb. 13 Campaign to End Violence against Women and Children and the Feb. 15 Gatherings for Missing Women, it is worth taking a few minutes to either watch or read the transcript of this thoughtful TEDx talk given by Sarah Hunt in Victoria in December 2013. A call to right relationship! […]
Shelagh Rogers O.C., veteran journalist and host/producer of the CBC radio program The Next Chapter, is as an Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We at Aboriginal Neighbours were privileged to welcome Shelagh to our retreat today and to listen as she spoke of her experience as a witness to reconciliation, truth telling […]
Have you heard about the Blanket Exercise and wondered what it is? The Blanket Exercise, developed by KAIROS following the landmark report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, is an excellent tool that literally walks participants through the history of relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada. It helps participants understand why reconciliation […]