On Thanksgiving Sunday, Hilary shared with us about the Delegation she went on in Northern Ontario. Since many people were away that weekend, Hilary has written about her time in Grassy Narrows, ways in which we can further educate ourselves, as well as ways in which we can contribute.
On Thanksgiving Sunday, I shared about a Delegation I went on with Christian Peacemaker Teams to Treaty #3 Territory in Northern Ontario. I know it can be exhausting and overwhelming to learn about this history that has been systemically abolished from our collective ways of knowing. Here are some good places to start:
a great resource to learn more about the history of the community of Grassy Narrows and stay in the know about what sort of organizing in happening in Toronto. There are also some great resources to take action and learn about ways you as an individual can live in solidarity with Grassy Narrows community.
The history of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a very interesting one. After 20+ years of negotiations, the UNDRIP was adopted in 2007. However, Canada did not endorse the Declaration. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has said that Canada must adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to aid in reconciliation efforts. To learn more about the UNDRIP, and to sign a petition to get Cnada to adopt and implement the Declaration, this is a great resource.
I am hoping to continue to share my experience and keep you updated on my involvement with CPT. Last week, I finished my application to do Peace Corps Training with CPT in Colombia in January 2017. When I hear back about an interview, I will let you know. Your prayers for peace and faith in knowing that God’s plans for my life are good are what I need most right now. Doing work like this is nothing I ever considered myself worthy of doing, but I am very excited about remaining humbly obedient and following the call for my life.
And finally, if you would like to support me financially in funding for my most recent Delegation, visit this site to make a donation. Don’t forget to write Hilary Simpson in the “special purpose” section.
I encourage you to take a look at CPT’s website to learn more about them and the history of their work in mobilizing grassroots efforts of non violence globally. If you have any questions for me, please don’t hesitate to email or facebook message me!