29 September 2011
ABORIGINAL JUSTICE: Delegations to
Treaty #3 Territory (Northwestern Ontario) announced, 13-23 April, 10-20 August
and 28 September-8 October 2012.
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 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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
or see CPT’s website at: https://cpt.org/participate/delegation.