Campaigns – Archive

A rock in the river: West Moberly shifts strategy on Site C

By Andrea Palframan / June 27, 2022 / Comments Off on A rock in the river: West Moberly shifts strategy on Site C

We know that pressing for rights in the courts is a strategic and powerful way to push back against unfettered development and to advance better laws benefiting future generations. You’ve stood with Indigenous Nations through some tough fights, and seen RAVEN celebrate the defeat of tar sands pipelines and open pit mines.  But: sometimes, infuriatingly,…

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Water is life: a final chapter for Pull Together

By RAVEN / March 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Water is life: a final chapter for Pull Together

Water is life. That’s the organizing principle that drew so many of us together to fight the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project. Whether you are from the prairies or the mountains, the coast or the interior, you care deeply about leaving a legacy for future generations. And, you put your energy, donations, advocacy and…

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Defending Wild Salmon

By Andrea Palframan / September 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Defending Wild Salmon

Wild salmon are the backbone of British Columbia. Thanks to sustained efforts led by Indigenous Nations along the Skeena River, the proposed LNG facility on Lelu Island will not be built! After years of growing opposition and legal challenges, Malaysian fossil fuel giant Petronas cancelled its proposal. We congratulate the Gitxsan, Gitanyow and Gitwilgyoots on…

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Protecting the Peel Watershed

By Andrea Palframan / September 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Protecting the Peel Watershed

In a unanimous 2017 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the plan to protect the majority of the Peel Watershed in northern Yukon. It is a massive victory for Nacho Nyak Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nations and cause for environmental celebration on a global scale. Now, the pure rivers running through…

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Pull Together Against Enbridge

By Andrea Palframan / September 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Pull Together Against Enbridge

Canada approved the Northern Gateway pipeline & tankers project in 2014, against the wishes of the majority of citizens and communities in B.C. Over 100 First Nations declared a ban on tar sands pipelines and tankers in their territories, and critical legal challenges were launched to stop the project. An alliance of Indigenous Nations was forged…

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Game-changing: The Bitumen Reference Case

By Andrea Palframan / September 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Game-changing: The Bitumen Reference Case

Who gets to regulate the flow of bitumen through boundary-traversing pipelines: the province or the federal government? That’s been the question at the heart of the prosaically-named “Bitumen Reference” case that, after being dismissed by the Federal Court of Appeals, is now set to be heard before the Supreme Court of Canada.  Maybe, though, that…

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Happy anniversary: the day Petronas blinked

By Andrea Palframan / July 18, 2018 / Comments Off on Happy anniversary: the day Petronas blinked

On July 25 last year, Petronas cancelled their $36B Pacific Northwest LNG project, including a massive LNG terminal in the middle of the salmon nursery on Lelu Island. Faced with court challenges by four Indigenous groups: the Tsimshian tribe of Gitwilgyoots, the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs, the Gitxsan House of Gwininitxw and the Gitxsan House of…

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You donated. You organized. We won!

By Andrea Palframan / November 29, 2016 / Comments Off on You donated. You organized. We won!

We’re witnessing a historic moment. The proposed Enbridge pipeline is dead! Today the federal government announced that it is revoking its approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline,  giving effect to the First Nations victory in court this July. Seven First Nations – Gitxaala, Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Heiltsuk, Gitga’at, Haida, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli – have won the day against a…

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