ASUBPEESCHOSEEWAGONG: Aboriginal Justice Delegations to Treaty #3 Territory (Northwestern Ontario), 13-23 August 2010 and 24 September-6 October 2010
Corporate clear-cut logging of Asubpeeschoseewagong traditional territory has destroyed hunting, trapping, food, and medicine gathering activities of First Nations people. Indian Residential Schools have deeply affected families and communities. Mercury contamination discovered over forty years ago continues to poison residents of the area.
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 in visits to Asubpeeschoseewagong traditional lands, the delegations 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.
Cost: $525 Cdn or US; delegates make arrangements and pay for their own travel 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, honorariums, and delegation fees are covered.
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 disadvantaged by racism.
For more information or to apply, contact CPT, PO Box 6508, Chicago, IL 60680; phone 773-277-0253; fax 773-277-0291; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or see CPT's website at: http://www.cpt.org (click on "Participate/Join a Delegation.")