Turtle Island Solidarity Network

Prayers for Peacemakers, 12 February 2020  Iraqi Kurdistan

Today, let us remember in our prayers Indigenous peoples’ struggles to stop the ongoing destruction of their ancestral lands in Iraqi Kurdistan, on Turtle Island, in Palestine and around the world. The world’s insatiable thirst for resources that the transnational and local industries seek to fulfill are stronger than governments’ respect for human rights—including the rights of Indigenous peoples—and the rights of Pachamama/Mother Earth.   We saw an example of this disrespect this past week when heavily militarized Canadian police protected a fossil fuel company tearing up Wet’suwet’en land, just like oil companies have done to Kurdish farms and villages in Kurdistan.

Prayers for Peacemakers 22 January 2020 Turtle Island

Solidarity march in Toronto with Wet’suwet’en

Please pray for a restorative response on the part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Coastal Gaslink, the British Columbian and the Canadian Federal government to the eviction of Coastal Gaslink by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, who expelled Coastal Gaslink from their territory in north-central British Columbia. Pray for a just peace to arise from the standoff.

CPT INTERNATIONAL: Respect the Demands of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Leaders & Land Defenders

Statement of Solidarity: Christian Peacemaker Teams stands with the Wet’suwet’en land defenders and all Indigenous people protecting their rights and the environmental integrity of their homelands. CPT is deeply concerned with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s maneuvers this week to establish an “Exclusion Zone” on Wet’suwet’en territory— barring media and clan members from entering— which effectively reinstates a colonial and an apartheid era pass system.

Prayers for Peacemakers 11 December 2019  Turtle Island

We give thanks for the years of advocacy and relationship-building work of the Haudenosaunee Wildlife and Habitat Authority. We are grateful for the cultural vitality of Indigenous Nations across Turtle Island, who maintain the spiritual and cultural traditions of mutual respect and with Creation and with other nations. With Christian communities around with world celebrating Advent III (Joy), we share our grateful joy at a successful harvest uninterrupted by non-Indigenous protestors.
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