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29 September 2011
*ABORIGINAL JUSTICE: Delegations to Treaty #3 Territory (Northwestern
Ontario) announced, 13-23 April, 10-20 August and 28 September-8 October
Corporate clear-cut logging of Asubpeeschoseewagong traditional territory has
destroyed hunting, trapping, food, and medicine gathering activities.
Indian Residential Schools have deeply damaged families and communities.
Mercury contamination discovered over forty years ago continues to poison
Explore what it means to live in right relationship with the earth and each
other. Find out what it means to be an ally to indigenous communities
engaged in healing, resisting colonialism, and struggling for sovereignty.
From a base in the city of Kenora, and through visits to Asubpeeschoseewagong
traditional lands, the delegations will meet with and learn from Indigenous
and non-Indigenous community leaders and residents.
Delegates will develop an analysis of colonialism, participate in undoing
racism training and plan, and/or participate in events as allies in the
struggle for justice and dignity for Indigenous peoples.
FUNDRAISING EXPECTATION: $525 (Cdn or US dollars). Delegates arrange and
pay for their own transportation to Kenora, Ontario.
CPT is a faith-based group that seeks participants who are interested in
human rights work, committed to nonviolence and to undoing racism, and
willing to participate in team worship and reflection. Delegates should
have plans to share about the trip upon return to their home communities and
congregations. All on-ground travel, two to three meals a day, simple
accommodations, and all honorariums and delegation fees are covered. Most
CPT delegations involve some physical rigors.
English language fluency is required for full participation.
Funding support: CPT has limited funds available to assist applicants who
otherwise could not participate. CPT is committed to undoing racism and
will give preference for funding support to applicants from communities that
have been disadvantaged by racism.
For more information or to apply, contact CPT, PO Box 6508, Chicago, IL
60680; phone 773-376-0550; fax 773-376-0549; e-mail ,
or see CPT's website at: http://cpt.org/participate/delegation .
CPT's MISSION: What would happen if Christians devoted the same discipline
and sacrifice to nonviolent peacemaking that armies devote to war? Christian
Peacemaker Teams (CPT) seeks to enlist the whole church in organized,
nonviolent alternatives to war and places teams of trained peacemakers in
regions of lethal conflict.
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