CPT Aboriginal Justice Delegation - Apps Due July 15th!

 Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) is seeking participants for a delegation that will begin in the First Nations community of Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) and conclude in the nearby northwestern Ontario town of Kenora.
The delegation will spend time on traditional Asubpeeschoseewagong territory, document the effects of clear-cutting and learn about Anishinaabe struggles for justice. In Kenora, the delegation will meet  with aboriginal and non-aboriginal community leaders who are working  to improve relations between non-aboriginal and aboriginal residents.  Delegation members will develop an analysis of colonialism,  participate in undoing racism training, and plan a public witness/direct action focused on Aboriginal sovereignty issues.
CPT is a faith-based group that seeks participants who are interested in human rights work, committed to nonviolence, and willing to participate in team worship and reflection. Delegates should be prepared to spend time outdoors or camping under rustic conditions in  unpredictable weather. They should have plans to share about the trip upon return to their home communities and congregations.
Delegates make and pay for their own travel arrangements (flying into Winnipeg, Manitoba or driving directly to Kenora) and raise $400 Canadian ($350 US) to cover on-ground travel, two meals a day, simple accommodations, honorariums and program costs.
For more information contact CPT in Canada (25 Cecil St., Unit 307, Toronto, ON M5T 1N1; phone 416-423-5525; fax 416-423-7140; email canada@cpt.org).
To apply, contact CPT's main office (PO Box 6508, Chicago,  IL 60680; phone 773-277-0253; fax 773-277-0291; e-mail  delegations@cpt.org mailto:delegations@cpt.org>) or see CPT's website at: http://www.cpt.org/. (Click on "delegations" for instructions on downloading the application form.)
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.