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A beautiful evening on the water for West Moberly First Nations.

By RAVEN / July 23, 2021 /

Last night, at the first in RAVEN’s ‘Festival Afloat” concert series on Victoria’s Gorge waterway, we heard the Songhees story of Camossung and how the rocks in the the tidal inlet at the narrows were formed by Hayls, the creator, and how camas came to be the staple food of the Songhees people from knowledge…

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Traditional Heiltsuk Clam Fritter Recipe

By RAVEN / July 14, 2021 /

Mussels, clams and oysters have been an important part of the diet for many First Nations communities for thousands of years. On the Northwest Coast, clams were often dried in large quantities for use. Clams were first steamed open in an earth oven and then strung on sticks and roasted over a bed of coals.…

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Why are Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) conducting their own environmental assessment?

By RAVEN / June 11, 2021 /

Haíɫzaqv are intricately connected to our natural world, the land, the sea, rivers, all the plants and animals great and small. When any one of these is put at risk, hurt, or displaced it affects us culturally, spiritually, physically, and in ways we cannot put into English words. The Nathan E. Stewart disaster is a prime example of that, and we cannot rely on a colonial system or the polluter , but rather must conduct an environmental impact assessment grounded in our laws, our culture, and values.

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Amazing businesses who donate to RAVEN!

By RAVEN / June 1, 2021 /

We would like to celebrate these amazing businesses who have donated to RAVEN! Earth Day supporters! This past Earth Day, our friends at ecologyst launched a limited edition, 100% organic cotton, gender-neutral Earth Day tee, with 50% of the proceeds going to RAVEN! ecologyst is a Lekwungen/Victoria-based outdoor apparel company who produce their apparel locally with…

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Ecologyst Earth Day T-Shirt

Sustainable T’s from ecologyst with proceeds to RAVEN!

By RAVEN / April 29, 2021 /

This past Earth Day, our friends at ecologyst launched a limited edition, 100% organic cotton, gender-neutral Earth Day tee, with 50% of the proceeds going to RAVEN! ecologyst is a Lekwungen/Victoria-based outdoor apparel company who produce their apparel locally with natural fabrics.  This beautiful and simple Earth Day T-shirt is still available on their website!…

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Thomas Berger : A Giant in Advancing Indigenous Rights

By RAVEN / April 29, 2021 /

Thomas Berger’s legendary career involved mentorship and support for generations of people who now stand strong in defence of Indigenous rights and environmental protection. We are incredibly grateful for his legacy.

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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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