Karissa Chandrakate

Shine Bootcamp raises 5K for Beaver Lake Cree Nation!

By Karissa Chandrakate / July 15, 2021 /

Sending a BIG thank you to Shine Bootcamp for raising over $5000 for Beaver Lake Cree Nation back in March during their speaker showcase! Beaver Lake Cree Nation continue their fight against the cumulative impacts of oil sand extraction on their territory. Shine Bootcamp is a startup organization that provides intensive training for women wanting…

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Sea lice infecting juvenile wild salmon in Okisollo Channel declines by 95%

By Karissa Chandrakate / June 2, 2021 /

Great News! The number of sea lice infecting juvenile wild salmon in Okisollo Channel has declined by 95% between 2020 and 2021. Researchers are excited to learn that most of the young salmon look pristine, with iridescent scales untouched by sea lice! For the last 17 years scientists have been monitoring sea lice levels on…

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Photographer donates profits to Indigenous legal challenges!

By Karissa Chandrakate / March 10, 2021 /

We would like to send a big THANK YOU to Richie Graham Photography for choosing RAVEN as their 1% for the planet recipient! “With gratitude for the natural beauty that surrounds us—and as part of my commitment to meaningful environmental preservation—100% of the profits from the sale of my work are donated to 1% for the…

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Filipinx community fundraises for Heiltsuk Nation!

By Karissa Chandrakate / January 28, 2021 /

We would like to give a special thanks to Pinay Collection for raising $400 for Heiltsuk Nation! On January 30th, Pinay Collection hosted Usap Tayo pod – a space where community gathers to learn skills, share stories, reflect on their experiences as Pina/xys and (re/un)learn about Black and Indigenous solidarity building. They engaged virtually on…

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Drawn & Quarterly: creatively supporting RAVEN

By Karissa Chandrakate / January 10, 2021 /

We would like to send a big THANK YOU to Drawn and Quarterly for donating $1000 to RAVEN in October 2020. They have also committed to donating annually to support Indigenous legal challenges. We are grateful for their support! “Recently, D+Q has asked ourselves what it means to have a land acknowledgement on our website…

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Small business, SIC.Co Activewear, donates 10% of net profits to RAVEN.

By Karissa Chandrakate / January 6, 2021 /

We are kicking 2021 off with a shoutout to small business SIC.Co Activewear for choosing to donate 10% of their net profits to support Indigenous legal challenges! SIC.Co is focused on helping Canadians lead healthier and more active lives by providing them with activewear that helps them look good, feel good and, most importantly, do…

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BlackBird Fabrics raise $3000 to support Indigenous Legal challenges!

By Karissa Chandrakate / December 9, 2020 /

We want to give a big THANK YOU to BlackBird Fabrics for fundraising to support Indigenous legal challenges. The small business recently raised $3000 all of which will go to supporting Indigenous access to justice. “Living and operating on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlil̓wətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples, we recognize how…

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Musicians dedicate fundraiser to Indigenous legal challenges.

By Karissa Chandrakate / November 6, 2020 /

We are so grateful to the band VSUVIUS for fundraising for RAVEN with their new song Water, which was written for water and climate justice. “Water is inspired by returning to roots and nature’s strength and resiliency. This isn’t about what’s wrong or right— only human rights.  Water is the basic fundamental nature of life.…

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North Carolina Scholarship Students pitch into RAVEN

By Karissa Chandrakate / November 5, 2020 /

We RAVENs were delighted to receive this lovely letter from a group of passionate students in the U.S. Read on to find out why this group of young scholars chose RAVEN as the recipient of their civic engagement fund. “We are a group of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and…

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Earnest Ice Cream offers RAVEN a cool $6K!

By Karissa Chandrakate / October 13, 2020 /

Here at RAVEN, we’re so grateful to all the businesses that continuously step up to show support for Indigenous rights. Earnest Ice Cream recently raised $6000 for Indigenous legal challenges. During a time where small businesses are experiencing deep uncertainty, it’s humbling to see them continue to take a stand for justice. Earnest Ice Cream…

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