Andrea Palframan

30,000 Year Old Horse Bone Found in the Peace River Valley

By Andrea Palframan / April 23, 2015 /

This press release was issued on April 22nd to coincide with the Supreme Court hearing for Treaty 8 Nations against the Site C Dam. FORT ST. JOHN, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – April 22, 2015) – Editors Note: There are two photos associated with this press release. The Treaty 8 Tribal Association is proud to announce the…

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Shuggie Brown & Crystal Lameman release “RavenSong” for BLCN

By Andrea Palframan / April 9, 2015 /

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2015 Press and Radio contact: Bernadette Quigley/Quigley Media/917.414.9765/email: quigdette@yahoo.com Shuggie Brown Releases New Song “Ravensong” featuring Crystal Lameman To Help Raise Funds For The Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s Legal Fight Kingston, Ontario – Multi-instrumentalist, music producer and social justice activist Shuggie Brown aka Hugh Christopher Brown releases a new original song “Ravensong” penned exclusively for the…

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Kamloops to host Chief Roland Willson May 14th

By Andrea Palframan / April 9, 2015 /

Join the gathering and show your support for protecting the Peace and First Nations as they work to preserve the opportunity to carry out their guaranteed treaty rights in the Peace River Valley. The B.C. and federal governments are pushing ahead with the Site C dam even though their own review panel found that it…

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One Percent for the Planet + RAVEN = Big Love for Indigenous Justice

By Andrea Palframan / April 9, 2015 /

RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values & Environmental Needs) is getting to be known as the best little NGO in the west (in our humble opinion). This is in huge part thanks to donors and supporters like you. For instance, one of the most effective things we’ve ever done was partner with 1% for the Planet. Not only…

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New Grrrowd Crowdfunding Campaign launched

By Andrea Palframan / February 27, 2015 /

On March 2nd,  the indigenous people of Beaver Lake Cree Nation in Alberta launched a crowdfunding project for a landmark court case to protect their traditional lands and way of life. Their constitutionally guaranteed treaty rights to “hunt, fish and trap in perpetuity” have been severely violated by 20 years of tar sand mining and other resource…

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“With the spirit of BC behind us”

By Andrea Palframan / February 16, 2015 /

The Pull Together campaign has been an incredible ride. From the moment we knew we could say “yes” to taking on fundraising for First Nations standing in the path of the Enbridge pipeline and tankers project, to the moment we sent off cheques to the legal teams of six nations, we knew this project was…

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A love letter to RAVEN…. and you

By Andrea Palframan / February 13, 2015 /

Legally Yours It’s not very often you receive a letter from a law firm that brings on tears of joy. But that’s how we reacted when we opened a letter from lawyers representing First Nations against Enbridge. We know, in our heads, that RAVEN’s approach is strategic and effective. We know from past campaigns that…

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VIDEO: The Nature of Justice with Dr. John Borrows

By Andrea Palframan / December 10, 2013 /

On a chilly night in early December, 2020, the RAVEN community gathered to listen, entranced, to a luminous storyteller who shared beautiful gems of wisdom. Anishinabe/Ojibwe scholar, lawyer and legal advisor to RAVEN, Dr. John Borrows, spoke about rights, relationship and reciprocity  from the place where Indigenous vision meets engaged allyship. “One of the reasons…

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The case of the Fisherman versus the Queen

By Andrea Palframan / October 30, 2012 /

R v Adams Year: 1996 Court: Supreme Court of Canada Citation: [1996] 3 S.C.R. 101 Location: QC TAGS: Constitutional; Fishing Rights Aboriginal rights are a broader concept than aboriginal title and are not limited to areas where a group has proven title. These rights exist throughout Canada and exist equally through areas of French and…

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Reckoning with grief, and responsibility

By Andrea Palframan / July 6, 2000 /

Lots of people want to have a bigger conversation about the horrors being unearthed at residential school sites. It’s also clear that – though we have a mandate from Indigenous Nations to fundraise on their behalf – we have to put down our tools and allow space for mourning.

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