Andrea Palframan

Paddle up to the Providence for a Vancouver Concert Afloat!

By Andrea Palframan / July 15, 2021 /

Save the date! Saturday August 14th, join a community paddle in Vancouver to support Heiltsuk Nation. Location: Jericho Beach: launch your boat here or paddle to the Jericho pier from Spanish Banks, Kits Beach or False CreekDate: Saturday August 14th, 7 pmMusician: Desirée Dawson Throw down your canoe, kayak, paddle board, rowboat … whatever you got!…

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VIDEO: Inside an Indigenous Environmental Assessment

By Andrea Palframan / July 15, 2021 /

Heiltsuk Integrated Resource Management’s Diana Chan joined Firelight Group’s Justin Chan to take us out onto the water in Heiltsuk territory with the team who are conducting an ambitious and unique Indigenous Environmental Impact Assessment in the Great Bear Sea. Learn about the blending of western science with Indigenous knowledge, and discover special shellfish stewardship practices.

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Montreal floats live jazz show for Indigenous rights

By Andrea Palframan / July 14, 2021 /

Save the date! Saturday August 21st, Montreal will float on the beautiful sounds of a jazz quartet in the outdoor courtyard of Le Livart on rue St. Denis.

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Victoria Float Up Concerts – July 22 AND July 29

By Andrea Palframan / July 12, 2021 /

Float your canoe, kayak, paddleboard, floatie, rowboat (you name it!) to some music and stories on the dock at Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club, featuring Kwakwaka’wakw & Songhees/Coast Salish artist Brianna Dick and live music!

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Salt Spring Island Concert Afloat

By Andrea Palframan / July 6, 2021 /

RAVEN is ready to host our second floating concert of the season on Thursday, July 15! Our first attempt was derailed by “Junuary” rains but undaunted, we ride again. From a dock on Cusheon Lake, before an audience of folks in small watercraft & paddleboards, the wonderful Bill Henderson (Chilliwack, UHF, Order of Canada) is…

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An oil spill in Heiltsuk waters

By Andrea Palframan / June 21, 2021 /

Heiltsuk Nation is currently conducting its own, Indigenous-led Environmental Impact Assessment, drawing on Indigenous ecological knowledge and western science to determine the health of the spill area, which has beena marine breadbasket for Indigenous peoples since time immemorial. The Heiltsuk are determined to heal the land and waters — but to do so, they need patient observation and hard data.

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#365 Indigenous: Pam Palmater

By Andrea Palframan / June 21, 2021 /

Dr. Pamela D. Palmater is a Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick.  A practicing lawyer for decades, Palmater also holds the Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University. A formidable scholar, she has her Masters and Doctorate in law from Dalhousie University Law School, where she…

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#365Indigenous: Jody Wilson Raybould – Puglaas

By Andrea Palframan / June 20, 2021 /

Kwakwaka’wakw lawyer and MP Jody Wilson Raybould is a trailblazing Indigenous leader. Celebrating Puglaas, today and every day. #365indigenous

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#365indigenous: Marion Buller

By Andrea Palframan / June 20, 2021 /

Marion Buller is a Cree woman and member of Mistawasis First Nation in Saskatchewan.  Buller was the first female Indigenous judge appointed to the British Columbia provincial court, where she served 22 years.  She established the First Nations Courts of British Columbia in 2006, a criminal sentencing court which uses restorative justice and traditional ways…

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#365indigenous: Murray Sinclair

By Andrea Palframan / June 20, 2021 /

Murray Sinclair’s Ojibway name Mizanay Gheezhik:  “The One Who Speaks of Pictures in the Sky.” He grew up  on the former St. Peter’s Indian Reserve in the Selkirk area north of Winnipeg, Manitoba.  After being called to the bar in Manitoba in 1980, Sinclair worked to advance Aboriginal rights as a professor at the University…

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