#228 Halton Catholic School Board

  • Attendees: Over people
  • Place: Oakville, Ontario

Please tell us (in detail) about your event/conversation:

KAIROS unites eleven churches and religious organizations in faithful action for ecological justive and human rights.

What We Do
From churches and communities to Parliament Hill and the United Nations.

  • Defend dignity and human rights for all
  • Promote sustainable energy policies
  • Build right relationships with Indigenous peoples
  • Inspire Canadians to seek climate justice
  • Link women of courage around the world in common actions to end violence
  • Urge companies to respect human rights and ecological integrity
  • Join together across denominations in worship that inspires faithful justice

We are planning on having a blanket exercise where we explore the historical relationship between Europeans and Indigenous people and help us understand the disposition of our Native, Metis, and Inuit people in Canada.

How will your event/ conversation relate to healing and reconciliation?

Through public education and action campaigns, KAIROS aims to:

  • Change federal Aboriginal policy by calling for recognition of Aboriginal title and nationhood, and the implementation of Aboriginal land, treaty and inherent rights
  • Promote awareness of important and positive recommendations such as the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and critique legislation such as the First Nations Governance Act
  • Empower local KAIROS groups to challenge racism and stand in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples. We encourage you to join or form a local KAIROS group focused on Aboriginal rights
  • Educate through resources which challenge our society’s relationship with Aboriginal peoples, and help us envision a new relationship. KAIROS and many other groups produce resources for classroom, faith community, and small group use. These explain Aboriginal rights, explore the past 300 years of Canadian history, and invite Canadians to confront racism and injustice faced by Aboriginal peoples

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