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Sovereign Lands and Liberated Peoples: How Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty Movements Are Building Better Worlds.

By RAVEN / April 1, 2021 /

Guest blog by Aya ƛapisim/Clappis, a Somalinimo-Nuučaan̓ułʔatḥ writer and researcher living on the unceded homelands of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen peoples. After a year of mass demonstrations, protests, non-violent direct actions, vigils, and the creation of mutual aid networks, Black and Indigenous communities have been experiencing immense grief, rage, anger, beauty, love, solidarity, and creativity…

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In conversation with Wet’suwet’en advocate Delee Nikal

By RAVEN / March 17, 2021 /

For RAVEN’s “In Conversation” series via Instagram, we spoke with Delee Nikal, a Wet’suwet’en woman & Gidimt’en clan member.

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INTERVIEW: Re-awakening Community with Nuskmata

By RAVEN / March 17, 2021 /

Spring is a time of renewal, and on coastal territories, communities are eagerly awaiting herring eggs and oolichan grease. For Nuskmata (Jacinda Mack – second from left in above photo), from Secwepemc and Nuxalk, the season is a reawakening for community, harvesting medicines and nurturing relationships.  For RAVEN’s “In Conversation” series via Instagram, we spoke…

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Sḵwálwen Botanicals: in conversation with ethnobotanist & founder Leigh Joseph

By RAVEN / March 10, 2021 /

Sḵwálwen Botanicals is an incredible Indigenous founded and led business, setting forth a business model rooted in relationship, reciprocity and well-being to the land and to community.  For RAVEN’s In Conversation series via Instagram, we spoke with Leigh Joseph (ancestral name Styawat), an ethnobotanist and entrepreneur from the Squamish First Nation. She contributes to cultural…

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The People vs. TMX: Meet Erin Hanson

By RAVEN / March 3, 2021 /

Since 2016, RAVEN has stood together with Indigenous Nations in opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX). The pipeline would run through salmon-bearing streams, parks and Indigenous communities before loading ships with toxic diluted bitumen. The Pull Together community has raised an amazing $650k to support legal challenges to the project. Through its Sacred…

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Premier Sinks Billions More into Risky Site C “Fix” without Consulting First Nations or Public

By RAVEN / March 2, 2021 /

On the last Friday in February, 2021, Premier John Horgan announced his government’s decision not to cancel the Site C project despite serious safety risks arising from bank instability at the proposed dam site. Instead, the NDP will plunge billions into a major redesign of the critical structures needed to support the proposed earthfill dam.…

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Su-á-pu-luck– A man on the threshold of change

By RAVEN / February 22, 2021 /

This is a guest post by Rachel Ivey,  graduate in Environmental Science McGill University. You can see the rest of the articles in this series about Indigenous justice champions here. The image is of what’s known as the Joe Capilano Blanket, which Su-á-pu-luck wore on his trip to England to lobby King Edward VII. In…

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An Intergenerational Legacy: Chiefs George and Arthur Manuel and the fight for Indigenous Rights

By RAVEN / January 5, 2021 /

Post submitted by Rachel Ivey, graduate in Environmental Science McGill University Have you heard about the Constitution Express?  While the building of the trans-Canada railways marked Canada’s establishment as a colonial nation, another cross-country odyssey marked the beginning of a sophisticated new Indigenous legal era.  Today, thanks to the historic Indigenous rights mobilization efforts of…

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Aujourd’hui est le (dernier) jour

By RAVEN / December 30, 2020 /

Nous sommes époustouflés par l’incroyable vague d’amour et de soutien que nous avons reçu de votre part, notre incroyable communauté. Vos dons, la gentillesse de vos commentaires et le fait que de nombreuses personnes soient devenues membres de notre Cercle d’alliés – toutes ces façons dont vous vous êtes mobilisé(e)s pour exprimer votre engagement envers…

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Top 10 Indigenous Movies/TV Shows

By RAVEN / December 30, 2020 /

Cozy up with these incredible, moving television shows and movies featuring Indigenous artists, actors, creators, producers, filmmakers and directors.  Trickster It’s the northwest coast like you’ve never seen it before. For everyone at RAVEN who supported the Nations along the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline route, this insightful series will provide context for the layered…

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