Karissa Chandrakate

Celebrating Victories in 2021!

By Karissa Chandrakate / December 21, 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!

By Karissa Chandrakate / November 30, 2021 /

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.

By Karissa Chandrakate / November 24, 2021 /

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!

By Karissa Chandrakate / November 23, 2021 /

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!

By Karissa Chandrakate / November 22, 2021 /

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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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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