Reconciliation is STILL a verb

Eleven.  That’s how many of the 94 Calls to Action from 2015’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission have been completed.  Enshrining today, September 30, as National Day of Truth and Reconciliation was one of them. The ones that remain? As urgent as ever.  Right now, in Wetsuwet’en territory, a corporation is drilling under a sacred river…

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World Rivers Day 2022

Water cloaks our planet and is the source of all life, and rivers are the threads of our waterways. September 25 is World Rivers Day and we are celebrating the Nations whose stewardship and care is working to protect the world’s rivers for everyone. 

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Intergenerational Intersections: Salmon stories flow with Roger William and Trevor Mack

After an opening song and story with Sierra William, Mack and Chief Roger, we heard from the venerable elder who led his people in resistance to clearcut logging and open-pit mining. In dialogue with Tsilhqot’in story weaver Trevor Mack, William laid out a 3-punch, knock-out strategy: beginning with the creation of the Nemiah Declaration, to the blockade of roads and bridges, and finally to the Supreme Court victories that kicked out Taseko Mines and established Aboriginal Title to sacred Teztan Biny.

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7 Ways to Support Indigenous Peoples this June 21

There are so many activities taking place from coast to coast to coast in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day. RAVEN is excited to share our #365Indigenous project to remind everyone that every day, Indigenous Peoples are doing amazing things to uplift community, protect water, and create better laws on these lands. Here are some fun,…

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Flipping the script on the Doctrine of Discovery

This week an amazing team of Indigenous filmmakers got together to plot out the trajectory of a RAVEN documentary film being shot in and around Kamloops BC. Here we go….. it’s day 5, and we’re sitting in a circle, working out the script. The team wrestles with the Doctrine of Discovery and its papal decree…

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A journey to B.C.’s sage lands

In 2019, RAVEN travelled to Secwepemc territory to begin filming a documentary. Then: covid hit. After a two-year pause, we’re back on the land near Kamloops, B.C. to pick up the thread of story. We’re working in collaboration with a group of local youth, together with Indigenous film mentors from media educators InPath.  Intended as…

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Job Posting: RAVEN Development Director

RAVEN is hiring! Check out the job post below, or visit Engaged HR to apply. Position Title: Development Director  Reports to: Executive Director  Location: Victoria, BC or remote – anywhere in Canada  Hours: Full-time, Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend work required Salary Range: $85,000-$95,000 About RAVEN: RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) is Canada’s only organization dedicated…

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