RAVEN:
Respecting Aboriginal Values
and Environmental Needs

Indigenous Peoples in Canada have some of the most powerful cultural and environmental rights in the world: but only if they can afford to uphold them in court.

Join a people-powered movement to put the ‘solid’ in solidarity.

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We are RAVEN.

Join us in our mission to provide access to justice for Indigenous Nations.

Supporting the assertion of the inherent and constitutionally-protected rights of Indigenous Peoples is a powerful pathway towards reconciliation and environmental justice. Working together we’ve raised millions of dollars to back some of the most groundbreaking legal challenges of our time.

Our First Nation partners  have halted mines, stopped pipelines, and created better laws. 

Take a stand for our common future. Join the RAVEN movement for Indigenous justice.

RAVEN raises legal defence funds for Indigenous Peoples in Canada to defend their rights and the integrity of lands and cultures.

RAVEN IS JUSTICE:
POWERED BY YOU.

RAVEN IS JUSTICE:
POWERED BY YOU.

RAVEN'S vision is a country that honours the ancestral laws, rights and stewardship values of Indigenous Peoples and their equitable access to the justice system within a thriving natural environment. 

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Raven Campaigns

Wet’suwet’en

The Wet’suwet’en have been stewarding and protecting their traditional territories since time immemorial. Now, they are defending the land, air and water from Coastal GasLink’s (CGL) liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline.

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Tar Sands Trial

Beaver Lake Cree Nation is taking on the tar sands – Canada’s fastest growing source of climate pollution. Already the largest industrial project on Earth, tar sands extraction has poisoned water, eliminated whole forests, and decimated traditional food sources for the Beaver Lake Cree people.

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Heiltsuk

In the wake of the Nathan E. Stewart disaster, Heiltsuk Nation is taking an oil shipping company to court over their response to a devastating oil spill in their marine breadbasket.

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Secwepemc

Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation is going to court to secure Aboriginal title to unceded traditional territory in interior British Columbia.

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Tsilhqot’in

The Tŝilhqot’in are taking legal action against B.C. for infringement of Aboriginal rights. If successful, this legal challenge will affirm Tŝilhqot’in Aboriginal rights in the Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) area, and become a strong deterrent to any future mining company that ventures to pursue projects in Tŝilhqot’in territory without Tŝilhqot’in consent.

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Words from our community...

“RAVEN occupies a unique niche in the NGO community in Canada by creating legal defence funds for First Nations who must continuously defend their lands and livelihood from the onslaught of rampant industrial development. This small group is incredibly successful… ”

Jody Williams

Nobel Laureate and Founder of Nobel Women’s Initiative

"We have law because we're beautiful, as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, we also have law because we're messed up. So for many Indigenous Peoples and certainly the possibility of Canadian law, can be a site of healing because it attempts to address our relationships: not just our relationships where things have gone wrong, but also aspirationally — where we hope to be as peoples."

Dr. John Borrows

Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law

“As a member of one of the Nations taking this issue to court…and as a passionate organizer with deep community roots, let me say this: RAVEN is making a difference. We know what we have to do; you are helping us to do it. We know how big this task is; you are giving us hope.” 

Jess Housty

Elected Councillor, Heiltsuk First Nation