"Written and edited by Ed Bianchi, Maura Hanrahan, Jennifer Henry, Shannon Neufeldt, and Chuck Wright". p. iv.
"The article, 'Understanding Treaty as Covenant', was graciously provided by Stan McKay". -- p. iv.
"'In Peace and Friendship' is a response to those who faith or conscience compels them to understand more deeply the struggles of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It provides an opportunity, particularly for non-Aboriginal people, to open themselves to a new perspective by exploring a relationship with the original inhabitants of this land that recognizes their unique nationhood. .... [It] is an educational resource for groups of youth or adults, within a congregation, a regional church body or as an open community event. There are five sessions. This resource could be used as a series of weekly workshops for a local group or linked together for a 2-day conference or retreat. The first and fifth sessions assume a Christian perspective". -- p. i.
Contents: [Prefatory Material i.e.] Purpose -- Uses -- Facilitators -- Format -- Before You Begin -- Terminology -- Table of Contents -- A New Relationship: Contextual Article -- Session 1: Renewing the Covenant -- Faithful to God's Covenant: Theological Reflection -- Session 2: Nation to Nation -- A Continent of Nations: Background Article -- Session 3: Collective Rights -- In Common: Background Article -- Session 4: A Case in Point -- Reclaiming Land in Caledonia: Background Article -- Session 5: Churches in Solidarity ? -- The Churches' Role in Recognizing Aboriginal Rights: Background Article.
"This booklet was originally published by the Mennonite Central Committee B.C. as 'Why Treaties'. In this updated edition we have attempted to solicit original material from First Nations and their organizations to as great a degree as possible. .... We offer this resource to churches, educational institutions and other communities in the hope that they will find it useful for their own efforts". -- Intro.
"Funding for this booklet has been provided by ARC B.C. Members of Kairos [include]: Anglican Church of Canada .... Primate's World Relief and Development Fund." -- Intro., p. 4.
Contents: Table of Contents -- Introduction -- Reconciled Relationships / Terry Anderson --Chronology: Some Key Dates in the Struggle for Aboriginal Title and Rights in BC -- Why Treaties ? : Redistributing Opportunity -- BC Treaty Commission: The independent voice of treaty making in British Columbia -- First Nations That Have Not Entered the Treaty Process -- The Indian Act and Treaties Elsewhere -- A Nisga'a Perspective dated May 1, 2003 Updated August 19, 2003 / Edmond Wright, Secretary-Treasurer, Nisga'a Lisims Government -- Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples -- Commonly Asked Questions -- Fundamental Principles -- Further Resources -- About the Cover Art / Wii Muk'Williswx (Art Wilson), Hereditary Chief of the Gitxsan people.
OTCH has copy of "first" edition published with title "Why treaties: a laymans guide to Aboriginal issues".
"Edited by Julie Graham, Jennifer Henry and Sara Stratton." -- inside front cover.
Includes bibliographical references, 35-.
"`Turning the tables : education for action guide' contains animation materials to support KAIROS' 2000-2001 action, 'A Call to Account'." -- p. 1.
Contents divided into six main sections: Introduction -- Workshops -- Supporting Materials -- Worship Service -- Campaign Materials -- Resources.
Contents of Introduction: How to Use This Book -- A Few Words About September 11 -- Turning the Tables on Globalization -- Reflecting on Debt.
Contents of Workshops Section: Session 1: Introduction to Turning the Tables -- Session 2: The Debts We Owe to the Global South -- Session 3: The Debts We Owe to Aboriginal Peoples -- Session 4: The Debts We Owe to the Earth -- Session 5: The Debts We Owe to Future Generations -- Session 6: Moving from Thought to Action.
Contents of Supporting Materials section: Sudan: What Price Peace ? -- Indonesia: Sacrificed to Debt ? -- Colombia's Hidden War -- Climate Change Timeline.
Contents of Worship Service section: Sharing the Table: A Community Meal -- Hymn.
Contents of Campaign Materials section: Action Summary -- Meeting With Your Member of Parliament -- Working with Local Media.
"Written, edited and coordinated by members of the Animation, Communication and Education team of KAIROS: Julie Graham with Jennifer Henry and Sara Stratton". -- inside front cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
"This book is about a sacred gift that we often take for granted. Canada is blessed with abundant freshwater, but much of the world is not. .... In this book you'll find education ideas and tools aimed at sparking discussion about water: who owns it, who controls it, and how we might come to see it in a different light. We focus on such issues as privatization, community control, the hidden costs of bottled water, the protection of water, and the spirituality of water". -- p. 1.
Contents: What's This Book All About ? -- Take the Water Challenge: Steps for Action -- Water: Sacred Gift, Sacred Trust: A Water Ritual -- Who Owns Water ? / Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke -- Workshop on Water -- Fast Water Facts -- Water: Figuring it Out: A Crossword -- Out of Order: A Play / Scott Douglas -- Koluscap and the Water Monster: A Story -- Southern Partner and Indigenous Perspectives on Water -- Hagar's Water: Well of Hope: A Bible Study -- Waters of Creation: An Ecumenical Service of Worship -- Resources.
"A joint initiative of Kairos: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives [and] Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace". -- p. .
One sheet 39.5 x 205 cm. with two folds includes sections: Bolivia -- A Catch-22 for Countries Seeking Debt Relief -- Who Decides ? -- Water Declaration -- Who Profits ? -- Canadians are Involved ! -- Water: Rap into it ! -- To Freely Choose One's Own Future -- Sign your action card today.
Also laid in: Action/post card addressed to "Right Hon. Prime Minister of Canada".
An ecumenically produced resource also endorsed by the "Water in Focus" campaign/focus of the United Church of Canada.