RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

Courageous Conversations: Livestream September 27

With case after case being won by Indigenous Nations in the courts, a new generation of scholars, legal experts and grassroots leaders are leading a quiet revolution in Canadian history.

Join a discussion of how Indigenous legal traditions are shaping our world with eminent Anishnaabe legal scholar John Borrows, Executive Director of the Circle on Philanthropy Kris Archie (Secwepemc te qelmucw and seme7), MLA Adam Olsen and RAVEN Executive Director Susan Smitten.  

If law is something that is constituted through our relationships — with one another, with the living world and with our non-human relations —  how can settlers and allies put reconciliation into action to realize rights that belong not only to the first peoples of this land but to the Earth itself?

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We’re kicking off a new RAVEN program with an evening of stories, poetry and dialogue with some of the country’s leading Indigenous scholars, poets and visionaries!
Save the date: Thursday, September 27th
Livestream broadcast via Stream of Consciousness
Courageous Conversations is part of a series of online learning modules combined with real world community building being co-created by RAVEN and leading Indigenous thinkers, educators, and grassroots leaders. This evening is the beginning of a process of listening, learning, and dialogue towards a more balanced, more courageous national conversation on Indigenous rights. 
 
COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS IS:

• a set of tools to empower people to engage in courageous conversations about relationships between Indigenous Peoples, settlers, and the natural world

• a way to weave local struggles together with the national story

• a justice-seeking educational opportunity aimed at empowering ordinary people to put reconciliation into action

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