CPT INTERNATIONAL: Christian Peacemaker Teams announces Aboriginal Justice Delegations to Treaty #3 (Northwestern Ontario) Territory March 31-April 11, August 12-22 and September 24-October 5, 2011.


25 January 2011
CPT INTERNATIONAL: Christian Peacemaker Teams announces
Aboriginal Justice Delegations to Treaty #3 Territory (Northwestern Ontario)
March 31-April 11, August 12-22 and September 24-October 5, 2011.
Corporate clear-cut logging of Asubpeeschoseewagong
traditional territory has destroyed hunting, trapping, and food and medicine
gathering activities.  The legacy
of  Indian Residential Schools have
deeply impacted families and communities.  Mercury contamination discovered over forty years ago
continues to poison residents.  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 visits to
Asubpeeschoseewagong traditional lands, the delegation will meet with
Indigenous and non-Indigenous community leaders and residents.  Delegates will develop an analysis of
colonialism, participate in undoing racism training and plan a public
witness/nonviolent action as appropriate to confront issues of structural
violence. Some physical rigors may be involved, such as camping in basic
conditions, and stretches of time outside in unpredictable weather.

 Fundraising expectation: $525 Canadian or US.  Delegates make and pay for their own
travel arrangements to Winnipeg, Manitoba or 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 delegations@cpt.org,
or see CPT’s website at: https://cpt.org/participate/delegation.

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