What’s next for Wet’suwet’en land protectors?

“When the glacier melts, the world will catch fire.” That’s a warning, issued by elders, that drives Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs as they work to uphold their Nation’s laws. Having been sidelined in consultation processes and left out of critical negotiations over industrial activity that is transforming their homelands beyond recognition, Dsta’hyl and other hereditary chiefs…

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Hot take: 6300% FALSE: Canada takes gaslighting to a whole new level

Image of coastal oil refinery with smoke coming out of a chimney, meant to illustrate pollution caused from fossil fuel industry.

What is Gaslighting? It’s that workmate who, when called out on their racist behaviour, retorts, “You’re being too sensitive: this has NOTHING to do with race.” It’s that casual date who shows up half an hour late to dinner then, when you tell them you’re upset about it, says you’re being ‘clingy’.  Or, it’s that…

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First Nation appeals court decision

Repost from CIM Magazine. Read full article here Leaders of the Gitxaała Nation applauded a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling that the province’s online claim staking system violates the Crown’s duty to consult Indigenous peoples. But the Nation is pursuing a partial appeal of the decision, arguing that the court should have prevented further staking…

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A year-end message from RAVEN’s Executive Director Danielle Wilson

There are two possible futures for this country.  One future sees us double down on taxpayer subsidies for climate-destroying projects, for the benefit of oligarchs and hedge funds. The other future sees us apply Indigenous-led land-use plans to sustainably manage resources — with future generations in mind.  That future looks like clearcut logging and toxic tailings…

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RAVEN’s 2023 Reflections (Part 2)

As we flip through the final pages of 2023, we want to take a moment to reflect on a transformative year. 2023 has been a landmark year for RAVEN, with 16 Nations supported and powerful legal precedents achieved. Yet, the year has also been tough for so many, marked by the harsh realities of inflation,…

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RAVEN’s 2023 reflections (part 1)

It’s been an amazing year of stretching our wings. As we look back at a wild 2023, we’re  filled with gratitude as we reflect on the legal precedents we’ve set, new legal challenges launched, and bold alliances forged. This year, we’ve rallied on the court steps in support of Gitxaała Nation,  paddled up to a…

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Green Friday spotlight: Meet these conscious businesses doing good work!

Tomorrow is Green Friday and while your inbox and social feeds might be flooded with some of the best deals of the year, we want to shine a light on the eco-conscious businesses who organize in their workplaces to support Indigenous legal challenges and environmental justice — all year long.  Green Friday started as a…

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Explainer: Treaty No. 9

Treaties were made to provide a framework for living together on the land Indigenous people have occupied and cared for since time immemorial. They are agreements that laid the foundations for ongoing cooperation and partnership between settler government and Indigenous people. Although these laws are still valid, some treaties in Canada continue to be violated,…

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