RAVEN

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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10 Great Indigenous Musicians to Listen to in 2021

By RAVEN / December 30, 2020 /

Digging Roots ShoShona Kish and Raven Kanetatka are an Anishinabe power couple and blues duo who spin new twists on ancient traditions. Merging blues, pow-wow and hip hop, their band Digging Roots has headlined festivals across the country; the pair have collaborated with A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq and Kinnie Starr. But what sets…

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Top 10 Indigenous Podcasts

By RAVEN / December 29, 2020 /

The current renaissance in Indigenous-authored podcasts is part of a global movement for Indigenous peoples to not only share their stories but to also have agency over the representation of their stories. ‘Indigenous podcasts have emerged as a tool to ‘decolonize the airwaves.’ — Taylor Mitchell, The Grassroots Journal  At RAVEN, we’re excited to share the…

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Mardi je donne: nous vous voyons et nous vous célébrons

By RAVEN / November 28, 2020 /

Nos liens avec la communauté sont au cœur du travail de RAVEN. C’est un honneur pour nous de soutenir les leaders autochtones qui portent en eux et transmettent des enseignements puissants, anciens et vivaces. Lorsque ces traditions sont renforcées par des actions juridiques stratégiques qui font valoir les droits autochtones qui sont intrinsèquement reconnus par…

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Q&A with Wet’suwet’en legal counsel D.J. Larkin

By RAVEN / October 26, 2020 /

We sat down with lawyer D.J. Larkin, together with matriarchs from Wet’suwet’en Nation, for an engaging, powerful and emotional webinar last October 20th. You can view the video of that conversation here. Many people had questions for Larkin which we didn’t have time to unpack during that presentation. Here are some deeper dives into the…

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Lawyer. Academic. Mother. Changemaker: Meet Kekinusuqs Dr. Judith Sayers

By RAVEN / October 24, 2020 /

| Story by Rachel Ivey | Dr. Judith Sayers has so many accomplishments to her name, it would take a documentary film series to cover them all. This dynamic, generous leader is constantly in motion, constantly in service, and yet always seems to have time to work on issues that arise in her community, and…

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RAVEN calls on the Federal and Nova Scotia Governments to uphold the honour and integrity of the Crown in their dealings with the Mi’kmaq people.

By RAVEN / October 24, 2020 /

RAVEN  (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) calls on the Federal and Nova Scotia Governments to uphold the honour and integrity of the Crown in their dealings with the Mi’kmaq people and secure peace and friendship consistent with treaty promises.  RAVEN is disheartened at the violence being perpetrated against Mi’kmaq people in an attempt to…

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Tar Sands Trial

By RAVEN / September 18, 2020 /

Beaver Lake Cree Nation filed a constitutional challenge over the impacts of multiple tar sands mines and other industrial development in Beaver Lake Cree territory. They are the first community to ever challenge – and be granted a trial on – the cumulative environmental, social, and cultural impacts of industrial development. A win would force…

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