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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Opinion: TMX buyout – putting the ‘wreck’ in “reckonciliation”

The federal government has taken the next step in its commitment to “offering Indigenous groups an opportunity to buy into the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.” What an opportunity! History will likely record the TMX  ‘investment opportunity’ as  the disaster it inevitably will engender.  The TMX ‘ownership share’ deal feels like a weighted bargain. It…

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RAVEN will NOT allow Meta to gut our public square!

can’t allow a blackout of the brave voices who are alerting us to climate disaster. We must amplify stories from Indigenous-led movements taking a stand for environmental justice and land rights. Independent news providers have already been struggling and closing doors in this country. Those who have put together innovative new subscriber-supported models — like the Narwhal and Tyee — rely on readers to champion the stories their fearless journalists tell.

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The last word in Gitxaała’s Big Mining Challenge

Despite having only 2 weeks to prepare, Lisa Fong’s legal team, together with Gavin Smith of West Coast Environmental Law, presented so many pages in their 89-page submission of their closing arguments, they exceeded the upload bandwidth of the Law Courts’ portal. With just one day to sum it all up, Gitxaała’s lawyers did a…

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Gitxaała is Heading to Court

Legal challenges are like icebergs.  There is a mass of work involved in preparing arguments, collecting evidence from elders and community members, pulling together expert reports and interviewing plaintiffs. While the work of RAVEN supports that process every step of the way, it’s only when Nations are in court, at hearings, that all that work…

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