PODCAST: Staking the Nation

Welcome to Episode 1 of RAVEN’s new mining justice podcast series, Plunder: True Crimes, Canadian Mines. This is a show that looks beneath the surface of mining in Canada, a country that’s home to 60% of the world’s mining companies.  For all the glittering office towers that you might be used to seeing in Toronto…

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RAVEN is hiring a Development Coordinator!

About RAVEN Join Canada’s only charitable organization dedicated to advancing Indigenous rights and environmental protection through fundraising for access to justice. Fundraising is in our DNA: everything we do has the simple, powerful goal of motivating people to donate, fundraise, and organize events in support of Indigenous Nations that take to the courts to defend…

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“The Environment in Canada” Podcast talks to RAVEN’s Leslie Anne St. Amour

RAVEN’s Campaign Director, Leslie Anne, was in conversation with Jessica Murray from Sierra Club’s The Environment in Canada podcast — listen here: Episode description: Jessica Murray talks with lawyer Leslie Anne St. Amour of the RAVEN trust about the Wet’suwet’en challenge to Canada’s climate inaction, the usefulness of UNDRIP, why we urgently need to change…

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A letter to Premier David Eby: 17 organizations (including RAVEN) call for reform to B.C.’s outdated and colonial mineral regime

Lanscape photo of Kitkaatla waters and land by Paulina Otylia

RAVEN is proud to be joining together with 17 organizations in calling for reform to B.C.’s outdated and colonial mineral regime.  Read the letter, which was delivered to Premier David Eby together with the ministers of Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation and of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship. Dear Premier David Eby, Minister Osborne, and Minister…

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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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