VIDEO: Wet’suwet’en chiefs reveal depth of devastation, vision for repair on powerful webinar

What happens when you bring 5 Indigenous chiefs who have been fighting industry for their cultural and ecological survival together for a short, sharp hour?  You get a powerful conversation: and, an injection of hope into a movement hungry for change.  SLIDESHOW EXPLAINER ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN: https://raventrust.com/wetsuweten-charter-challenge-explained/ Last night, we joined  Smogelgem (Warner Naziel), Dstahyl…

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Hot Take: We won?!? A chance to stop rampant LNG exports

Image of an oil refining facility under dark grey skies.

Boy do we ever need this.  In the climate justice movement, there is slow, incremental progress and — let’s face it — a dizzying array of losses to contend with.  But yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. is pausing LNG export permits is one to celebrate. It’s the result of intense organizing over YEARS by groups large and…

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PODCAST: Fostering Care with Bryant Doradea

Today on the show we’re talking with Bryant Doradea — HK aka Higher Knowledge. HK shares about how he uses his hard-won learnings to help Indigenous youth – in the inner city, on the ‘rez, and on the land. 

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Opinion: The Saga Continues – Gitxaała vs. Big Mining

It starts.  Just days after First Nations proved B.C.’s mine staking system was unconstitutional, Big Mining has stepped up to the plate. Are they bringing flowers? Champagne? Nope: it’s a lawsuit.   Last month, Gitxaała won a landmark court case that is forcing long overdue changes to the unjust free entry system.  Gitxaała — and Ehattesaht Nation,…

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Reflecting on an evening with Angela Sterritt and her memoir, “Unbroken”

Last night 200 people gathered on the unceded territories of the SENĆOŦEN and Hul’qumi’num speaking peoples (Salt Spring Island), at ArtSpring for a live discussion with Angela Sterritt about her new book Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls. RAVEN was honoured to host this event in collaboration with…

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Solidarity with Breathing Lands Nations in Toronto

Wednesday Sept 27, 2023, a river of solidarity coursed through the streets of Toronto. Anishinaabe and Ojibwe Nations joined forces with 6000 marchers to push back against the Ontario government’s rampant pro-mining, pro-logging, pro-industry agenda.  We are overwhelmed by the support pouring in from communities ready to do what it takes to protect Indigenous rights. …

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Festival Afloat – Tall Ship Adventures in Pictures!

With sailings aboard the tall ship Providence out of Gabriola, Salt Spring, Pender Island, Sidney and Vancouver, we’ve welcomed hundreds of ocean protectors in support of Heiltsuk Nation’s inspiring legal challenge to enshrine Indigenous marine protection into law!

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