RAVEN-WECANN Webinar: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action

We’re delighted to announce a new webinar series and a new partnership! RAVEN and WECAN (West Coast Climate Action Network) have teamed up to host a four-part webinar series: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action. Please join our next webinar: What: Community Solutions Who: Pansy Wright-Simms (Spokesperson for Simogyet Luutkudziiwus, Gitxsan Nation) Leona Humchitt (Councillor, Heiltsuk Nation) When: January 12,…

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Beaver Lake Cree Nation is headed to the Supreme Court!

On November 4, Beaver Lake Cree Nation will appear before Canada’s highest court in a bid to reinstate a cost award which the Nation says is the only way to bring a decade-long treaty rights challenge finally to trial. Support Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s urgent legal work to prepare for the hearing in Ottawa. “What…

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As Canada delays climate action, Wet’suwet’en push on

The Wet’suwet’en challenge Federal Court decision to strike constitutional action After the Federal Court struck the Wet’suwet’en constitutional and Charter challenge last November, two Houses of the Wet’suwet’en Likhts’amisyu (Fireweed) Clan are pressing ahead with an appeal. The case aims to confront Canada’s 30-year record of inaction and the inability of the political process, on…

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Site C campaign takes off with matching funds

Just as West Moberly First Nations was headed to court to argue their critical motion to compel B.C. to release key documents on dam safety and costs, a “Group of Seven” generous donors stepped up to offer $50K in matching funds.

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Rights, Responsibility & Reciprocity

Wet’suwet’en Nation’s Coastal GasLink legal action is one way of asserting Wet’suwet’en “rights and responsibilities on and to the land.” That phrase – Rights and responsibilities – shows up again and again in emails and conversations with members of the Indigenous Nations RAVEN supports. Not just rights, but responsibilities. And not just ‘on’, but ‘to’ the land: pointing to…

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