Request for Proposal (RFP)

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Survey Distribution, Data Analysis, and Summary Report Services. RAVEN is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising legal defence funds to assist Indigenous Peoples who enforce their rights and title to protect their traditional territories. We are seeking proposals from qualified vendors to assist us in distributing a survey, analyzing the collected data, and providing a…

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2023 Harmony Essay Prize Winners!

We are happy to announce this year’s Harmony Essay Prize winner! What a wonderful year of writings and we thank every one who submitted a piece to the contest. Second Place With the second place prize we have Lara Jobson with their paper Indigenous Legal Perspective: The One Thing Missing from Canada’s Legal System. “I…

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Listening to the Future: elevating Indigenous youth voices

Written by Julia Bendtsen On September 20, 2023, Salt Spring Island was treated to a magical evening. After a powerful set by the multi-talented HK aka Higher Knowledge — an advocate, rapper, and spoken word artist, whose Indigenous roots trace back to Kuskatan (El Salvador) and Collasayu (Chile) — Tia took to the stage and raised…

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Turning the Tide: How Gitxaała Nation Defied Big Mining

Gitxaala Nation has won an important victory in the BC Supreme Court — thanks to supporters like you.  Together, we’ve worked long and hard to raise $440k, inspired by one Nation’s courageous stance against a pro-business mining regime in B.C. The Gitxaała Mineral Tenure Act challenge brought together nearly 2000 donors into a coalition of committed…

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Introducing Danielle Wilson: RAVEN’s New Executive Director

Danielle and her dog, Arlo stand on a path along the oceanside

Danielle Wilson is from the Masso and Frank families of Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation located in Tofino and Opitsaht, also known as Meares Island. From her community, she has been given the name, Haahupcha-akswa, which means: one who listens, learns, and teaches others. True to her name, Danielle is already showing RAVEN staff how good leadership…

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Neskantaga’s Voice will be Heard

On August 23, 2023, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) of Ontario sent a letter to Chief Moonias of the Neskantaga Nation. The ministry informed him of their approval of a License to Collect Fish for “Scientific Purposes”. This application came from SL Consulting (Canada) Ltd. on behalf of Ring of Fire Metals…

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Urgent Call to Support Communities Impacted by Wildfires

Wildfire Map BC

Wildfires continue to cause destruction and displacement across Turtle Island.  While RAVEN posts typically focus on Indigenous legal updates, we are taking a moment to ask our supporters to turn their attention to the crises unfolding for many communities and neighbours.  We are calling on the RAVEN community to help support those who are most…

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Prince of Whales Makes Waves as Festival Afloat 2023’s Flagship Sponsor!

While the performances of Festival Afloat 2023 are behind us, we are still basking in the excitement and celebration of it all. None of which would have been possible without our 2023 Flagship Sponsor, Prince of Whales!  Prince of Whales provide wildlife tours based out of Telegraph Cove, Vancouver and Victoria, but they are much…

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We’re Hiring! RAVEN is looking for a Campaigns Director!

Have experience working in high-leverage roles that help advance Indigenous rights and environmental protection? Want to use your legal understanding and progressive thinking to help create concrete, systemic change? Get excited by working in a close-knit, supportive, and innovative team that offers lots of flexibility and room for professional development? RAVEN raises legal defence funds…

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