Campaigns – Archive

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

By Andrea Palframan / June 27, 2022 /

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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Defending Wild Salmon

By Andrea Palframan / September 18, 2020 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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