From 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm
Indigenous Peoples Task Force of the Parliament of the World's Religions
Mr. Lewis Cardinal, Chair of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force and Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, First Nations Advisor to the Alberta Provincial Government, Professor
Rev. Andras Corban Arthen, Spiritual Director of the Earthspirit Community, President of the European Congress of Ethnic Religions, Vice-Chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions Board of Trustees, Member of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
Grandmother Mary Lyons, Ojibwe Elder, Indigenous Grandmother, Women Of Wellbriety, International, Keynote Speaker of the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions
Christopher D. Peters, President and CEO of the 7th Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Trustee of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and Member of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force of the Parliament of the World’s Religions
The Parliament of the World’s Religions operates with a flourishing and unbreakable commitment to the advancement of the rights and affirmation of the dignity of all indigenous peoples who are our siblings on our shared sacred planet and partners in the interfaith movement.
The ongoing action to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline at the Standing Rock Camp in South Dakota is one such opportunity to draw from the unique beauty every faith has to offer in compassionate action for our human family and shared sacred Earth.
Parliament Trustees and Members of its Indigenous Task Force have been active in ceremonies and actions with the water protectors for many months, in addition to delivering the Parliament’s call to action and statements in support of the water protectors at Standing Rock.
Now, the call to support Standing Rock cries out louder and further as the victory to halt construction may be reversed by the new U.S. Administration.
Join us to hear about the conditions at Standing Rock from our Parliament leaders who’ve been there, what other actions in violation of treaties with Indigenous Peoples are anticipated to arise, what to know about helping, and why it’s essential to the fulfillment of interfaith values to be in harmony with Indigenous Peoples worldwide.