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Supreme Court Here We Come

By Maia Wikler / November 19, 2019 /

When the Federal Court of Appeal granted leave for First Nations to appeal the re-approval of the TMX pipeline and tankers, the Pull Together community jumped into action. With your help, we’ve raised an incredible $140k — nearly ⅓ of the way to our goal of $400k. And now we are backing new cases. When a judge…

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First Peoples Law Reading List

By Maia Wikler / November 14, 2019 /

Check out this incredible First Peoples Law Reading List, shared and compiled by Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation. ABORIGINAL AND INDIGENOUS LAW Introductory text on Aboriginal law in Canada Jim Reynolds, Aboriginal Peoples and the Law: A Critical Introduction (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2018) History and analysis of Aboriginal…

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News from the Nest

By Maia Wikler / November 12, 2019 /

Once the clocks turn back, we move into the time of reflection, planning and learning from the past year. Winter prods us to ask: what work is needed to be ready for year end? Where can we be warmed by our energy and efforts this year?  For RAVEN, this year has been filled with affirmations…

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Pull Together Nations Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh take anti-TMX cases to Supreme Court

By Maia Wikler / November 7, 2019 /

Back in September, the Pull Together team celebrated the fact that the First Nations’ cases against Trans Mountain were going ahead even though the Federal Court of Appeal had rejected applications from Ecojustice and other environmental groups. Unfortunately, in the same September 4th decision, the judge significantly narrowed the grounds on which the Nations can…

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Pull Together Nations Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh take anti-TMX cases to Supreme Court

By Maia Wikler / November 7, 2019 /

Back in September, the Pull Together team celebrated the fact that the First Nations’ cases against Trans Mountain were going ahead even though the Federal Court of Appeal had rejected applications from Ecojustice and other environmental groups. Unfortunately, in the same September 4th decision, the judge significantly narrowed the grounds on which the Nations can…

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The Legal Low-down Behind Squamish Nation’s Court Case against TMX

By Maia Wikler / November 7, 2019 /

The Squamish Nation is a Coast Salish Nation whose territory includes Burrard Inlet, English Bay, Howe Sound, the Squamish Valley and north to Whistler. The Trans Mountain Expansion calls for new pipeline routes through Squamish Territory, 13 new tanks and one replacement tank at the Burnaby Terminal, the dismantling of the current Westridge Marine Terminal…

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Making the Impossible Possible

By Maia Wikler / November 4, 2019 /

Our incredible community of Indigenous leaders and emboldened allies have already achieved the unthinkable — from quashing Trudeau’s Trans Mountain pipeline dreams last summer to standing our ground by raising an amazing $137,000 for First Nations’ court challenges since July. Way to go Pull Together! The Pull Together movement is in it for the long haul; we…

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Making the Impossible, Possible

By Maia Wikler / November 4, 2019 /

Our incredible community of Indigenous leaders and emboldened allies have already achieved the unthinkable — from quashing Trudeau’s Trans Mountain pipeline dreams last summer to standing our ground by raising an amazing $137,000 for First Nations’ court challenges since July. Way to go Pull Together! Huge shoutout to this incredible ongoing online fundraisers! Queers for Qlimate…

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An Oil Free Coast is Everyone’s Business

By Maia Wikler / October 17, 2019 /

With dance parties and comedy shows, people are getting creative in their efforts to stop a pipeline. Under the tagline, “Who knew stopping a pipeline would be so much fun?”, people all across Turtle Island are using their talents and engaging their communities to support the Pull Together campaign.  This incredible community has raised over…

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