Media Coverage

"Reconciliation through Indigenous art is the theme at a Calgary mall."

The exhibit features work from 17 Indigenous artists and is located in Southcentre Mall's Art Corner on the second floor.

Tapisa Kilabuk is one of the event organizers with the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good that's collaborating with Colouring it Forward Reconciliation Society for the six week long exhibit.

"Just having this kind of representation in Calgary is just so wonderful and so beautiful and so inclusive," said Kilabuk. "When I was here the other day helping with the orange shirts and I was overwhelmed with emotion because I've never seen anything like this before."

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Opinion: I'm a pastor; in the face of genocide, the soul of my church is threatened

In July, our lead organizer wrote an opinion editorial through the CBC's editorial section. You can view it here.

Churches are burning. Others are sprayed in orange and red with the haunting words: "We were children."

But these are small losses compared to thousands of graves of children. What are a few buildings, when the church is losing its spiritual legitimacy? Who in their right mind would turn for spiritual hope to institutions that preach love but participated in and hid the abuse and deaths of thousands of children at residential schools in Canada?

I am a person of faith and a member of the clergy. I'm left with a harsh question: In the face of genocide, can the churches save their own soul?

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"Calgary skyline to be lit Orange on Canada Day."

“So having a safe space in Mohkínstsis, in Calgary, where we’re able to pray and be with our elders and with our community in a safe way,” community organizer Tapisa Kilabuk said. “Collectively, we are in this all together, and it’s important to have non-Indigenous folks be a part of this process as it’s their community too.”

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"Groundhog Day On The Green Line."

Jane Ebbern represented the Calgary Alliance at a council meeting this spring that focused on the Green Line LRT project. She was featured on local news website Sprawl Alberta. Her comments are below.

JANE EBBERN: I'm here to speak on behalf of the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good, which brings together 31 organizations that represent approximately 36,000 Calgarians. Together we organize the power of our communities to shape a just and compassionate Calgary.

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Opinion: Calgary police need to expand the Indigenous liaison program

In November of 2020, one of our Indigenous Organizers wrote an opinion editorial through the Calgary Herald. You can view it here.

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Calgary non-profit pushing CPS to increase Indigenous liaison officers

In the Calgary Herald, one of our Indigenous Organizers was interviewed with the Calgary Herald in our ongoing work advocating to expand the Calgary Police Service's community policing initiatives. You can read the article here.

Longtime advocate Suzanne Karhiio Dzus is urging the Calgary police force to expand its community policing initiatives with Indigenous residents as a meaningful step towards reconciliation.

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Calgary's City Budget Needs Climate Action

The Calgary Herald recently published an opinion piece that was co-written by the Calgary Alliance, the Calgary Climate Hub and Arusha Centre. It focuses on the need to integrate climate into the city's budget.

The article can be found here.

 

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Green Line

Is the Green Line project back on track?

The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good believes council is playing politics and ignoring the transit needs of those in north Calgary.

It said any project failing to cross the Bow River would be yet another way people in the under-served north get short-changed.

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