Andrea Palframan

RAVEN 2021 Calendars now on sale!

By Andrea Palframan / November 24, 2020 /

RAVEN’s beautiful new calendars are now ready for gifting – to yourself, or someone you care about! Lush photos by Karissa Chandrakate, Gary McNutt, Paul David Shea and Ali Eisner are windows into RAVEN’s world. From defending the smallest – silvery herring smolts – the fighting the biggest – the largest industrial project on Earth…

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Uprooting environmental racism

By Andrea Palframan / November 19, 2020 /

RAVEN’s vision for a just and sustainable future calls for us to push back against environmental racism. But what does ‘environmental racism’ really mean, and how can folks committed to anti-racist, decolonizing work participate in dismantling it?  Coined by Benjamin Chavis, a Black civil rights leader, the term ‘environmental racism’ refers to a set of…

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Stopping open pit mining: Victory for Tsilhqot’in

By Andrea Palframan / November 16, 2020 /

Nous avons stoppé une mine à ciel ouvert: victoire pour Tsilhqot’in Tsilhqot’in: Teztan Biny / Fish Lake protégé de la mine « New Prosperity »   En mai 2020, la Cour suprême a mis fin à une décennie d’effort de la part de Taseko Mines Ltd. pour construire une mine d’or et cuivre à ciel ouvert. La victoire de la Cour suprême…

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In solidarity with Mi’kmaw: the Marshall Decision, explained

By Andrea Palframan / October 15, 2020 /

What is the Marshall Decision? Do Treaties guarantee commercial fishing rights for the Mi’kmaq and other  Indigenous Peoples of the Atlantic Coast? That question is at the heart of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Marshall case. In Marshall the Supreme Court was grappling with the interpretation of historic Peace and Friendship Treaties…

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What inspires a RAVEN champion?

By Andrea Palframan / October 13, 2020 /

We were SO delighted to receive this message from one of our online fundraisers, who writes: Team RAVEN, I have worked in renewable energy development in the United States for 14 years, developing wind, solar and battery energy projects across the country with the goal of decarbonizing the grid. I have deep environmental convictions that led me…

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Linking MMIWG2S Report to Wet’suwet’en legal challenges

By Andrea Palframan / October 9, 2020 /

The Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirits produced a Final Report in 2019 which specifically linked “man camps” (worker camps for resource projects in remote areas) to increased risk of violence against Indigenous women and girls. This finding was based on the testimony of expert witnesses as well as community…

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From Calder to Tsilhqot’in: The Past, Present and Future of Aboriginal Title

By Andrea Palframan / October 9, 2020 /

In Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a declaration of Aboriginal title for the first time in its history. To better understand the evolution of Aboriginal title, from Calder to Tsilhqot’inand beyond, McGill Law Journal interviews David Rosenberg, whose extensive experience includes acting as lead counsel for the Tsilhqot’in Nation at trial and on…

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VIDEO: Hereditary chiefs, matriarchs and legal counsel for Wet’suwet’en speak

By Andrea Palframan / October 8, 2020 /

Last night over 700 people registered for a webinar to hear hereditary chiefs, elders, legal counsel and RAVEN for a webinar to unpack the court challenges underway NOW in B.C. Supreme Court. Watch the video of the online rally: Ana Simeon of RAVEN outlined the purpose of the call, explaining the basis of the legal…

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WEBINAR: Rare chance to hear from Hereditary Chiefs & legal experts on Wet’suwet’en challenges

By Andrea Palframan / October 2, 2020 /

Individually, we’re one drop. Together? We’re a mighty river. We’ve been waiting a long time for Wet’suwet’en’s case to be heard by the BC Supreme Court. On October 2, hereditary chiefs who aim to stop Coastal GasLink from encroaching on their territory will be in court for the second – and final – day of their…

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Artist raffles custom hand painted Vans

By Andrea Palframan / September 29, 2020 /

Antisocial Sk8 Shop on Main St. in Vancouver is hosting a raffle for these gorgeous handprinted shoes. Featuring hereditary chiefs of Wet’suwet’en Nation, the shoes are painted by Nora Pape, a Coast Salish youth. Along with the shoes, the shop is raffling a hand embroidered silk banner made with love by the beautiful Fyme Lahcene.…

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