Andrea Palframan

VIDEO: Chief Roland Willson & expert panel on Site C

By Andrea Palframan / April 21, 2021 /

On April 20th, over 300 people gathered on a warm spring evening to hear from West Moberly Chief Roland Willson, who presented a chilling map of cumulative impacts of industry on his Treaty 8 territory. Willson was joined by Kai Nagata of Dogwood, who explained that his reporting beat covering corruption in mega-projects prepared him…

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Who will speak for those who swim?

By Andrea Palframan / April 20, 2021 /

To ensure the last fish farms are forever banned, Homalco and Tla’amin Nations aim to go to court to bring forward abundant evidence of the harms presented to wild salmon, to their communities, and to ecosystems.

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PODCAST: Cedar Sisters with Terri Lynn Williams Davidson

By Andrea Palframan / April 19, 2021 /

RAVEN Debriefs Podcast features Terri Lynn Williams Davidson – Haida lawyer and Indigenous legal visionary – in conversation and song.

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From Bad Law to Restorative Justice with John Reilly

By Andrea Palframan / April 6, 2021 /

Raven is the only organization in Canada that’s expressly established to provide access to justice for indigenous Nations. RAVEN exists to level the playing field, so that when nations are up against very deep pockets of governments or corporations they have the financial staying power to see legal actions aimed at protecting their rights and…

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VIDEO: Online rally for Grassy Narrows

By Andrea Palframan / April 6, 2021 /

Grassy Narrows has turned a decades-long injustice into a national issue that can’t be ignored. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Grassy Narrows Chief Randy Fobister Judy Da Silva is a Grassy Narrows mother to 5 children. Her children help her to have the positive energy to continue to look for justice and for a solution to the mercury poisoning of their river system in Grassy Narrows and…

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Water is Life: Stand with Neskantaga

By Andrea Palframan / March 29, 2021 /

Neskantaga First Nation live in one of the more remote — and spectacular — parts of northern Ontario, on the shores of Attawapiskat Lake. It’s a region ironically rich in freshwater and possibly the largest intact boreal forest remaining in the world. But, because of government neglect and mismanagement, the community has recently passed a grim milestone: it’s been 9500 days without clean water flowing to the 357 people that call this place home.

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PODCAST: Cultural Refugia with Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner

By Andrea Palframan / March 23, 2021 /

Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner reveals the intricacies of interspecies dynamics that underlie Indigenous People’s deep affinity to the lands and waters.

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BC has a secret. First Nations demand they reveal it

By Andrea Palframan / March 20, 2021 /

In an era of “reconciliation”, scientific evidence that directly affects Indigenous livelihoods, culture and Treaty rights is still being shrouded in secrecy. Are Nations supposed to simply accept BC’s word that the dam is safe? No dam(n) way.

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PODCAST: Ed Jensen – Walking the Path of Respect

By Andrea Palframan / March 15, 2021 /

Just as his Nation embarks on an historic Title Action to assert Indigenous sovereignty over traditional territories that were never ceded through treaty, Jensen is involved in practicing, teaching and breathing life into Secwepemc hunting traditions. Grounded in Secwepemc laws that were taught to him by his uncles and grandfather, Jensen is bringing those traditions…

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PODCAST: Indigenous Foodways Series with Jess Housty & Granny’s Gardens

By Andrea Palframan / March 8, 2021 /

This episode is Part 1 in our series on Indigenous Foodways. We’re talking with Jess Housty from her kitchen in Bella Bella. Jess shares with us the story of her community’s Granny’s Gardens: a food sovereignty project that is rooted within the traditions of the Heiltsuk Nation on British Columbia’s central coast.  The Nathan E.…

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