Christopher Roy

Event: Pull Together in Vancouver – Sarah Harmer and friends

By Christopher Roy / March 3, 2015 /

With a seventh new nation on board and court cases being heard later this year, Pull Together is excited to launch the second phase of our fundraising campaign with a concert in Vancouver on March 24. Tickets on sale Thursday March 5, 2015. Get updates via Facebook. On the anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill, join…

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Commentary on the Tsilhqot’in Aboriginal Title Win

By Christopher Roy / November 27, 2014 /

Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44. On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously declared that the Tsilhqot’in Nation have Aboriginal Title to approximately 1,700 square kilometres of land southwest of Williams Lake, BC. The Court also declared that British Columbia breached its duty to consult the Tsilhqot’in Nation when it…

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United Church of Canada Joins Pull Together to Support BC First Nations

By Christopher Roy / November 7, 2014 /

The United Church of Canada has joined the Pull Together campaign to help finance the legal challenge that five BC First Nations have launched to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. Gitxaala, Nak’azdli, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais, Heiltsuk, and Nadleh Whut’en First Nations have sought judicial reviews on these grounds: failure to involve First Nations in the design of…

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RAVEN Turns 5 Today

By Christopher Roy / May 10, 2014 /

Today marks a landmark in RAVEN’s history! It was 5 years ago that a group of individuals came together and decided that something had to be done about the extreme unfairness in the Canadian justice system with regards to protecting First Nations rights. Here are 5 reasons, one for each year of our existence as…

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Step Up to Support the Tar Sands Healing Walk!

By Christopher Roy / April 8, 2014 /

The Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk – a final journey This year RAVEN is taking a more active role in this important consciousness-raising gathering. Please consider supporting this experiential learning event and choose 2014 Healing Walk in the drop down box on our Canada Helps page. This June 27th and 28th 2014 the Keepers of…

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Wrong Mine, Wrong Place – Rejected!

By Christopher Roy / February 27, 2014 /

Yesterday the Minister of the Environment, Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, issued a decision statement regarding the New Prosperity Mine in British Columbia’s Chilcotin district, concluding that “the New Prosperity Mine project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects that cannot be mitigated. The Governor in Council (the cabinet) has determined that those effects are not…

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How are we doing?? Please let us know in three minutes or less!

By Christopher Roy / February 26, 2014 /

We want to hear from you! How is RAVEN doing? How connected do you feel to our work? We are going to use the responses of this 3-minute survey to evaluate our campaigns and to send you the information, action and volunteer opportunities that are most exciting and relevant to you! We will only use…

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An anonymous show of faith! We thank you, whoever you are…

By Christopher Roy / February 18, 2014 /

Some days are full of surprises. This surprise turned out to be amazing – and it’s given us a lot to think about. We discovered by way of our monthly statement from Edward Jones that someone very generously donated 10 Google shares to RAVEN. Naturally we tried to find out who made the magnanimous gesture…

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Naked Truth About BC’s Environmental Assessment – The Tyee

By Christopher Roy / November 16, 2010 /

Everyone now sees the process has no clothes, as feds reject same lake-killing mine BC approved. By Tony Pearse, Today, TheTyee.ca Fish lake photo – Lorna Elkins The recent decision by the federal government to kill the proposed Prosperity mine project calls into question (once again) the integrity of the B.C. environmental assessment process. How…

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