We need to return to the original relationships. That’s the repeated message heard at a forum held in Waterloo, ON in June 2016 concerning climate justice and what Indigenous allyship would mean. The forum was hosted by Faith & the Common Good, Divest Waterloo, the Green Awakening Network and the Centre for Public Ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, with funding support from the Justice and Reconciliation Fund of the United Church of Canada.
These relationships involve taking care of Mother Earth in tandem with revisiting the cordial, peaceful beginnings of our settlers’ and first peoples’ interactions.
Click here for the full conference video, which includes bookmarks to direct you to individual speakers (under SHOW MORE).
In September 2017, Faith & the Common Good continued its work on allyship as an organizing partner in the first annual Great Lakes Water Walk.