June 18, 2019

Advocates continue to push for Indigenous rights bill as deadline looms

Blog re-posted from kairoscanada.org A bill which would harmonize Canadian law with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) would need to restart its life in the House of Commons—after the federal election—if not passed by…

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June 12, 2019

Hyperbole and misrepresentation must not prevent Senate passing Bill C-262

This article was first published on kairoscanada.org on June 11. We are hopeful that in a matter of days the Senate will vote to adopt a private member’s bill that would require the federal government to begin in earnest the…

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June 7, 2019

Urge the Opposition Leader to stop senate filibustering of Bill C-262!

Bill C-262 is in trouble. On Wednesday, June 5, Senator Don Plett refused a motion from Senator Lillian Dyck to allow the Senate Committee to proceed with its scheduled review of Bill C-262. The five senators who have been filibustering…

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June 3, 2019

KAIROS attends closing ceremony of the National Inquiry into MMIWG

As today we participate in the closing ceremony of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, our hearts are heavy. Heavy with mourning for those who have died, whose absence demands memory and honour. Heavy with…

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March 29, 2019

The outsider insider perspective- how a KBE changed me

I am a settler in Canada and having immigrated from India about a year ago, I felt a longing need not just to belong here, but also to be able to connect with the cultural and historical past of this…

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March 1, 2019

Why a blanket exercise made me disappointed, uncomfortable and angry

Shining a harsh light on the impacts of colonization On a cloudy, fall afternoon at NAIT Main Campus, a circle of chairs are arranged around five patterned blankets laid flat on the floor. It’s a homey scene – one of…

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February 20, 2019

Senpaqcin school uses KAIROS blanket exercise to explore systems of governance

The intermediate students and teachers at Senpaqcin school recent hosted the KAIROS blanket exercise as part of their inquiry into how systems of governance shape the lives of people. The blanket exercise covers more than 500 years of history in…

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February 19, 2019

Communities coming together for Reconciliation

Reflections on the Blanket Exercise On June 9th, 2018, Vancouver Monthly Meeting gathered with the Vancouver Unitarian community on unceded Musqueam and Coast Salish territory in a beautiful intergenerational Blanket Exercise. The Blanket Exercise is a teaching tool developed by…

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January 17, 2019

Christians working on global issues can be a thankless job

Finding pathways to truth and reconciliation has become the latest focus for Christian activists in Canada. The nation’s churches and church members have been active on social justice issues over many decades, a Lethbridge audience was reminded Thursday. But Joe…

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January 8, 2019

KAIROS Blanket Exercise a sad journey into Indigenous history

It was like gazing at a map of the world, but one turned upside-down. The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a two-hour journey through 400 years of tragedy, and it evokes a powerful sense of the wrongs Indigenous people have suffered…

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