Hex Metals in Solidarity

By Andrea Palframan / December 11, 2020 /

Since April 2020, 5% of each sale of Hex Metals handcrafted jewellery will be donated to support Wet’suewet’en land protectors via Raven. According to Hex, “This is more than a pipeline issue – it’s about Indigenous land sovereignty and continued violence by the colonial state. As a business run by a settler of colour, it…

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BlackBird Fabrics raise $3000 to support Indigenous Legal challenges!

By Karissa Chandrakate / December 9, 2020 /

We want to give a big THANK YOU to BlackBird Fabrics for fundraising to support Indigenous legal challenges. The small business recently raised $3000 all of which will go to supporting Indigenous access to justice. “Living and operating on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlil̓wətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples, we recognize how…

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Musicians dedicate fundraiser to Indigenous legal challenges.

By Karissa Chandrakate / November 6, 2020 /

We are so grateful to the band VSUVIUS for fundraising for RAVEN with their new song Water, which was written for water and climate justice. “Water is inspired by returning to roots and nature’s strength and resiliency. This isn’t about what’s wrong or right— only human rights.  Water is the basic fundamental nature of life.…

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Earnest Ice Cream offers RAVEN a cool $6K!

By Karissa Chandrakate / October 13, 2020 /

Here at RAVEN, we’re so grateful to all the businesses that continuously step up to show support for Indigenous rights. Earnest Ice Cream recently raised $6000 for Indigenous legal challenges. During a time where small businesses are experiencing deep uncertainty, it’s humbling to see them continue to take a stand for justice. Earnest Ice Cream…

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Artist raffles custom hand painted Vans

By Andrea Palframan / September 29, 2020 /

Antisocial Sk8 Shop on Main St. in Vancouver is hosting a raffle for these gorgeous handprinted shoes. Featuring hereditary chiefs of Wet’suwet’en Nation, the shoes are painted by Nora Pape, a Coast Salish youth. Along with the shoes, the shop is raffling a hand embroidered silk banner made with love by the beautiful Fyme Lahcene.…

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7 Indigenous Businesses the RAVEN Community Loves

By Maia Wikler / August 19, 2020 /

Back in May we asked our supporters on social media to share some of their favourite Indigenous-owned businesses they love to support, we rounded up the most popular suggestions! Copper Canoe Woman @coppercanoewoman Wild Greens Sovereignty @wildgreenssovereignty Skwalwen Botanicals @skwalwenbotanicals Indigenous intentions @indigenousintentions Mamawi Creations @mamawicreations Among the Wildflowers @among_the_wildflowers Thunderbird woman reads@thunderbuirdwomanreads

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Small Businesses have made Big Impact

By Maia Wikler / May 5, 2020 /

This is a shout out to thank the small businesses that have supported the fight against trans mountain. And we want you to join us in thanking them.  If you have the means, please support these businesses by buying gift cards, reviewing their stores with five stars, and sharing the love for their products with…

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Root Creative hosts fundraising yoga

By Andrea Palframan / January 4, 2020 /

Root Creative held a fundraising yoga class at @patagoniavancouver in support of @raven_trust ‘s week to end Trans Mountain🏔 . “Much gratitude to all who came out and got on their mat with us for this great cause. All proceeds from ticket sales for this event went to RAVEN Trust’s #pulltogether campaign. 🌎 Every dollar raised for this initiative goes towards the…

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Historic Moment in Fundraising for Pull Together during the Week to End TMX

By RAVEN / December 5, 2019 /

We are beyond inspired and encouraged by businesses leading the way as strong allies for Indigenous rights and environmental justice! On November 26th, we kicked off a Week to End TMX (Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project) where we invited businesses to join the Pull Together movement and get behind First Nations leading the charge to…

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SḴWÁLWEN Botanicals Joins the Week to End TMX!

By Maia Wikler / November 29, 2019 /

Sḵwálwen (skwall – win) is an Indigenous business creating small batch botanical skin care products. Honouring traditional Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) plant knowledge, they incorporate wild harvested plants and organic, high quality ingredients. Their wild plant ingredients are harvested in a sustainable and respectful way and each product has a Squamish name to honour the place where…

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