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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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The Case for Metis Rights – Nova Scotia

By RAVEN / July 15, 2020 /

See original post about this case: “Daniels v Canada – The Case for Metis Rights” Search All Cases:

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The Case for Metis Rights – Ontario

By RAVEN / July 15, 2020 /

See original post about this case: “Daniels v Canada – The Case for Metis Rights” Search All Cases:

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A Crude Affair in Canada : The Alberta Tar Sands and First Nations

By RAVEN / April 18, 2017 /

JFK Law is pleased to share this recent interview for the Gravity FM Podcast, titled “A Crude Affair in Canada : The Alberta Tar Sands and First Nations”. In this podcast, Robert and Karey discuss two of their current cases: Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s Infringement case and Mikisew Cree First Nation’s appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada. You…

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Ecosystem and Human Well-Being Are Threatened in the Chilcotin

By RAVEN / February 6, 2017 /

A guest post by Josef Kuhn, Naturalist-Ecologist, first published in 2010 but more relevant now that ever. It’s this kind of evidence-collection that makes the legal processes RAVEN funds worth more than just the victories in court. Compiling data from elders, the land, and the community brings together a precious treasury of knowledge for future generations. Thank…

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Blog: Crystal Lameman, BLCN band member

By RAVEN / September 25, 2015 /

Author: Crystal Lameman This challenge we face in the rights of Mother Earth and all living beings is not about our oil consumption in the lipstick and spandex we wear. It’s not about the automobiles we drive and the carbon footprint we leave in the jets in which we fly. Those are the red herrings…

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 Keep It in the Ground: The Biggest Story in the World

By RAVEN / March 18, 2015 /

A guest post by Josef Kuhn, Naturalist-Ecologist-Elder Keep what in the ground? Who says this is the biggest story in the world? The ‘what’ is hydrocarbon fuel material in its many forms. Alan Rusbridger, Editor-in-chief of The Guardian and Bill McKibben, leader of 350.org, got together and from their discussions concluded that ending the mining, transporting…

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MEDIA RELEASE: OnwardUp Provides RAVEN’s Largest ‘1% for the Planet’ Donation

By RAVEN / October 1, 2014 /

October 1, 2014 For Immediate Release Lekwungen/WSANEC territories, Victoria, BC:  RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values & Environmental Needs) is thrilled to announce it has received its largest 1% for the Planet donation to date from OnwardUp. Based in Alberta, OnwardUp is an outdoor industry sales group that partners with the most innovative outdoor companies with a…

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B.C. natives fear violence over mine – CBC News

By RAVEN / September 1, 2014 /

First Nations chiefs in B.C.’s southern Interior say thousands of their bands’ members will use any means they can to stop a major mine in the Chilcotin region.An open-pit copper gold mine to be dug by the B.C company Taseko Mines Ltd. has been proposed for the Nemiah Valley, about 160 kilometres southwest of Williams…

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Announcing: Pull-Together.ca – Supporting First Nations legal challenges to Enbridge Northern Gateway

By RAVEN / July 24, 2014 /

BC First Nations are in court, based on their constitutionally-protected rights, fighting to stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline and tankers project.But fighting government is expensive. That’s why RAVEN Trust and Sierra Club BC and BC communities are building a legal defence fund – to provide First Nations the resources they need to win.You can help…

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