Susan Smitten

Justice for Black, Brown and Indigenous Lives: A message of solidarity from RAVEN

By Susan Smitten / June 3, 2020 /

We stand in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors who are in the streets and on their feet to defend the dignity of the lives of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). The outcry over the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota at the knee of a white police officer has…

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Une lettre de la directrice administrative de RAVEN, Susan Smitten

By Susan Smitten / May 11, 2020 /

La semaine dernière nous avons célébré la victoire finale dans le combat de La Nation Tsilhqot’in, qui s’est étalé sur des décennies, pour empêcher que leur terre soit désacralisée par une mine d’or. Le dernier mot de la Cour suprême est définitif : la mine New Prosperity deTaseko est morte. Finie. Terminée. Il y a des…

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4th Annual Young Scholars Essay Prize

By Susan Smitten / January 15, 2015 /

Calling all 3rd and 4th year students!  Do you have interests or commitments to Indigenous culture, social justice, and environmental rights?  Do you have a paper due this term?  Then we need to hear from you! The purpose of the RAVEN Young Scholars Essay Prize is to recognize outstanding undergraduate work which intersects with the…

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WHAT YOU HELPED TO ACHIEVE IN 2014!

By Susan Smitten / January 13, 2015 /

What a year!!  It’s just remarkable looking back over the past 12 months what you have all helped RAVEN to achieve.  Because of you, 2014 hit some incredible new highs. You can be proud of your investment!  Appreciating that your time is valuable, we’ll skip right to the RAVEN highlight reel.  Thank you for believing…

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Pull Together for BC: A night of Live Music & Spoken Word – Nov. 22

By Susan Smitten / November 19, 2014 /

Saturday, November 22 – 7 – 10pm at St. Barnabas Church Hall, corner of Begbie and Belmont.  Victoria artists are getting together to share their talent with you in an unforgettable night of music, poetry, story-telling, live-auction of original art and dance! Pull-Together for First Nations against Enbridge with spoken word artist Janet Rogers, singer/songwriter…

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RAVEN’s Annual Core Funding Appeal – Goal: $70,000

By Susan Smitten / November 19, 2014 /

We have accomplished so much in five short years!  We have expanded – taking on more campaigns, like the current Pull Together initiative, that fit within our niche mandate to provide legal defence funds for First Nations aimed at protecting the environment for the benefit of all Canadians.  We continue to support Beaver Lake Cree…

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Pull Together Grassroots Campaign Smashes $200K; Haida Nation Joins

By Susan Smitten / November 13, 2014 /

First, thanks to some hard work and generous allies, the campaign has now raised more than $200,000 to support the legal efforts to stop Enbridge!  Second, a powerful new nation, the Haida, have just joined. This is incredible growth starting from zero only four months ago. The campaign has been so successful we’ve decided to…

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