The goal of Respect & Kanoronhkwátshera is to emphasise Indigenous justice activities while facilitating contact between Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations. We will target urgent concerns including housing, food security, child welfare, healthcare, and racism via creative and nonviolent public activities, with the goal of bringing these injustices to an end.
We use our public acts as a platform to encourage people to advocate for fair and courteous treatment of every resident of Quebec. Through creating a hub for human rights and justice groups across the province, we hope to highlight the accomplishments of Indigenous-led projects.
We are setting up a central information centre for the Nakonha:ka Region to facilitate swifter awareness of public actions. By ensuring prompt notifications of requests for public action, this hub will promote a more involved and receptive community.
Recognising that organisations are often isolated from one another; we hope to raise awareness of one another’s projects in order to create synergy and encourage more people to take positive action. Our creative and nonviolent public acts aim to draw attention, inspire, and foster a feeling of community among individuals from many backgrounds who are bound together by a common dedication to justice and moral living.
By working together and exchanging knowledge, we can strengthen our lobbying efforts and approach various governmental levels to demand equitable and courteous treatment for all who live in Quebec. We acknowledge the efforts and leadership of Indigenous groups in our area and thank them for their support as we work towards these revolutionary objectives, guided by the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
We invite communities of faith to follow us on our different platforms:
A special day in Canada’s history: on January 22, 2019, the Federal Government gave an official apology to the Ahiarmiut community of Arviat, Nunavut, for their forced relocation, which led to indignity, starvation and death. The apology was accompanied by a $5 million settlement given to the survivors and their children.
Save the date: on February 14, there will be a vigil Memorial March Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit Peoples (MMIWG2S+/FFT2EADA) at 6pm at Cabot Square. Event organized by Iskweu. https://www.facebook.com/events/498934052265336?ref=newsfeed
Food for thought: In Canada, what percentage of the land is reserve land?
Source: Home on Native Land, a ten-week course from Raven (https://homeonnativeland.com/)