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Summery of 27th KNC Annual Conference 2015 Toronto, ON

Dear Members and Followers, It was a pleasure to see all those that had attended the 27th Kurdish National Congress of North America (KNC) Annual Conference on October 10th and 11th 2015 in Toronto, Ontario and want to thank those that were invited to speak at the event as well. This year’s theme for the conference…

The Case for Kurdistan

By Hawar Shawki – Government Affairs Advisor In making the case for Kurdish independence, the author reviews the favorable prospects of the Kurdish state. He explains that “the West must support Kurdish independence to right the wrongs of the past and create stability in the Middle East.” Read the full article

Kurdish National Congress of North America Annual Conference 2014

As we all know, our beloved homeland Kurdistan is facing challenges, threats, and opportunities in epic proportions. It is incumbent on all of us to do our share of supporting them. We need to mobilize our energy and leverage our position to reach out to the US Policy makers and public to support the Kurdish…



    The Kurdish National Congress of North America (KNC) is a non-profit, member-driven organization representing Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan living in the United States and Canada. The KNC was founded in 1988, soon after Iraqi chemical weapons attacks on Halabja and other Kurdish cities and villages.

    Its objective is to unite Kurds living in North America to work for common goals, to promote the idea of a United Free Kurdistan, and to strengthen the voice of all Kurds living in the USA and Canada. The KNC is a democratic organization. Its president and board of directors are elected by the members and the organization is governed by a set of by-laws. The KNC encourages open discussion of issues, free speech, and active participation in leadership by its members.





    January 13, 2013: KNC-NA call for a thorough investigation into the assassination of three Kurdish women activists in Paris:

    PR Paris Assassinations 

    Dec 27, 2012: Letter to Mr. Yuksel regaridng the loss of BDP parliament member Mr. Serafettinn Elçi.

    Letter To Mr. Yuksel

    Nov 12-13: Solidarity with Hunger Strike in LA:

    Hunger Strike


    Nov 5, 2012: KNC-NA PR on Hunger Strike in North Kurdistan:

    Hunger Strike PR


    Kurdish American Advocacy group has released a PR, and a petition is also on line for everyone to sign. Please see the attached file for the PR, and use this link to access the petition:


    Here is the Turkish Consulate address:

    6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

    Seminar on Syria and Kurdistan by KAES-LA on Oct 6, 2012 in Long Beach, CA:


    PR on the July14th event in Amed:

    Diyarbakir PR

    KNC-NA Bylaws can be found at: http://www.kncna.net/20100606-kncnaBylaws