Apr 232018
 
Indigenous World 2018

Indigenous World is a “one-of-a-kind documentation tool, that offers a comprehensive yearly overview of the developments Indigenous Peoples experience around the world. The book also serves as inspiration to raise global awareness of the rights of Indigenous Peoples, their struggles, their worldviews, and their resilience.”   For many years now CFSC’s Indigenous Rights program coordinator … read more

Apr 202018
 
Quaker Concern Spring 2018

It’s here! A brand new issue of our eight-page newsletter Quaker Concern is hot off the presses. This issue starts with a moving interview with Jane Orion Smith discussing her 18 years of service work with Canadian Friends Service Committee and sharing wisdom learned along the way. Dick Cotterill and Joy Morris explore a topic … read more

Apr 192018
 
Open letter: Quakers call for honesty in labeling of settlement products

François-Philippe Champagne Minister of International Trade Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development House of Commons, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0A6   Dear Minister Champagne,   Greetings from Canadian Friends Service Committee, the peace and social justice agency of Quakers in Canada. We write to you to express our concern over products made in occupied … read more

Apr 192018
 
Joint statement on implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

We were pleased to issue the following joint statement together with our partners: Amnesty International; Assembly of First Nations; Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador; BC Assembly of First Nations; First Nations Summit; Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee); Indigenous World Association; KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives; Union of BC Indian Chiefs. … read more

Apr 162018
 
Joint Statement on Indigenous Peoples' Lands Territories and Resources

We’re at the 2018 United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. We’re pleased to issue this joint statement together with Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee); Amnesty International; Assembly of First Nations; Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador; BC Assembly of First Nations; First Nations Summit; Indigenous World Association; … read more

Apr 162018
 
Commentary - UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

As Bill C-262 moves forward, CFSC and our partners are concerned by the fact that this legislation, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, have at times been misrepresented. International human rights lawyer Paul Joffe provides a critical analysis to respond to Implementing UNDRIP in Canada: Challenges with Bill C-262 by Thomas … read more

Apr 092018
 
Open letter on violence against protesters in Gaza

  Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6   Dear Minister Freeland,   On Friday March 30 crowds gathered at the border fence separating Israel and Gaza. Smaller groups of protesters rushed forward throwing stones and burning tires. In response, the Israeli Defence Forces fired upon the marchers. This … read more

Feb 242018
 
Truth and Reconciliation: Quakers in Action

CFSC is pleased to release a new resource Truth and Reconciliation: Quakers in Action. It’s full of useful information for Quakers and other Canadians. In our ongoing efforts to build capacity, we’ve produced this second resource on reconciliation. It’s available for free download, or if you would prefer a hard copy, please contact the CFSC … read more

Feb 052018
 
Open letter to all MPs - Parliamentarians should embrace Bill C-262

Open Letter to All Members of Parliament Parliamentarians should embrace Bill C-262 as a crucial step toward shared goal of reconciliation; repudiate fear mongering and misrepresentations of UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples   The Truth and Reconciliation Commission urged all governments to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous … read more

Jan 292018
 
Winter 2018 Issue of Quaker Concern

The first issue of Quaker Concern for 2018 is now online. Here’s a preview of the articles you’ll find (in addition to short news and updates):   Advancing Legislation on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples By Jennifer Preston CFSC proudly worked with partners in the Coalition for the Human Rights of … read more