Festival Afloat – A Gallery of 2022 events!

We want to give a BIG THANKS to SCOUT and Guayaki for sponsoring this year’s festival afloat! We would also like to thank to everyone who came out and floated with us. This year’s concerts were in support of Gitxaala and Heiltsuk Nation’s legal challenges. Gitxaała Nation is taking B.C. and several “free miners”, including…

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Awash in gratitude: $12k in one day.

World Ocean’s Day is over, but we are still doubling donations to Heiltsuk’s campaign. We raised $12k in one day – thanks to matching funds, and the generosity of this incredible movement.  In a case like Heiltsuk’s, there’s a long period between when a case is filed — usually sparking news coverage and attention on social…

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Introducing songstress Desirée Dawson, Festival Afloat 2022 performer!

We are excited to announce that Desirée Dawson will be performing at our Festival Afloat 2022 concert in Vancouver! Desirée Dawson is a JUNO-nominated recording artist, songwriter, producer and yoga teacher. She was born, raised and is currently residing on the, occupied, traditional, unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh…

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This World Oceans Day, join Heiltsuk Nation to restore marine ecosystems.

Today is World Oceans Day. It’s a day to celebrate the awe-inspiring ecosystems that make up our planet’s oceans. It’s also a day to uplift the people who are working year-round, across the generations, to steward and protect life-giving marine resources.  RAVEN is highlighting Heiltsuk Nation today. We’re shining a light on the groundbreaking work…

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Celebrating Victories in 2021!

We have a lot to celebrate! This year RAVEN has surpassed our every goal, in every way. Raised 2.3 million in total for Indigenous justice and to sustain RAVEN’s work! We experienced so much generosity, such unrelentingly fierce determination by our partner Nations, and the crackling energy of several new campaigns – with 5000+  donors by…

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Stand with Neskantaga this Giving Tuesday!

November 30th is Giving Tuesday, and we are honoured to be spotlighting Neskantaga Nation.  This northern Ontario Nation’s brave stance against the breakneck Ring of Fire mining expansion is an inspiring story of how one Indigenous community is upholding Anishinabe stewardship principles in the face of reckless development.  Having launched their legal challenge just last…

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BREAKING! Neskantaga launches Ring of Fire action.

Neskantaga Nation has launched a legal challenge to push back against reckless mining development in the Ring of Fire. Though the Neskantaga community has been without clean drinking water for over 25 years, Ontario is rushing to approve road-building and mineral exploration permits along the Attawapiskat River in the James Bay region of northern Ontario. …

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Save the Date: Miác̓i Canned Salmon Music Festival!

Announcing Miác̓i! On December 4 2021, RAVEN is partnering with Coastal First Nations to bring you the Miác̓i Canned Salmon Music Festival! A live stream of the festival will include performances by SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS, Kristi Lane Sinclair, Murray Porter, Candace Curr, Carsen Gray, Hayley Wallis, Jacob White, Jason Camp and the Posers, and…

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Shine Bootcamp raises another 5K for Beaver Lake Cree Nation!

We would like to give a BIG thank you to Shine Bootcamp for raising $$2,769 for Beaver Lake Cree Nation, which was DOUBLED to $5,538! Back in March this year, they raised another $5000 for BLCN, which totals over 10K in donations this year! Shine Bootcamp is a startup organization that provides intensive training for women wanting to…

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