Lummi Leads Cross-Border Action and Solidarity to stop TMX

By Maia Wikler / October 23, 2020 /

Amid a climate crisis, the assertion of Indigenous rights in the courts is a powerful tool that supersedes electoral politics. Parties may come and go, but legal precedents leave an enduring legacy for future generations.   We’ve seen  four years of politics that touted a ‘reconciliation agenda’ — while steamrolling Indigenous nation’s concerns about expanding pipelines.  In…

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A remarkable floating fundraiser for remarkable times

By Andrea Palframan / September 2, 2020 /

A group of islanders have found a unique way to host a covid-safe, socially distanced fundraiser. Thursday, September 3’s “Throw a Boat Down” event will be a paddle-powered, floating concert in support of RAVEN. The show will be livestreamed to audiences everywhere from a floating stage anchored just off the coast of Salt Spring Island.…

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How to beat a giant: Join Tsilhqot’in chiefs for a webinar

By Andrea Palframan / June 17, 2020 /

You may have heard about the recent legal win that resulted in the final and irreversible rejection of the New Prosperity Mine in Tsilhqot’in territory. Moments — and victories — like this are hard won and uncommon, so we want to mark the moment with a celebration.  On Thursday, June 18, join Tsilhqot’in leaders for a…

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Courageous Conversations

By Andrea Palframan / June 1, 2020 /

Courageous Conversations are about fostering “Lateral Kindness” by offering people teaching and learning tools that are inclusive, accessible and compelling. With case after case being won by Indigenous Nations in the courts, a new generation of scholars, legal experts and grassroots leaders are leading a quiet revolution in Canadian history. If law is something that…

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Pancakes and Jam: Watch the Livestream!

By Maia Wikler / May 5, 2020 /

In a very fitting partnership with Vine Arts Festival, last Saturday we hosted hundreds of passionate people in a virtual, live performance of music, art and poetry in solidarity with First Nations opposed to the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker expansion. Artists have been a part of the powerful backbone to the Pull Together movement…

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Toronto Benefit Show “Rock for Wet’suwet’en” launches ticket sales today

By Andrea Palframan / March 4, 2020 /

In 1997 the Wet’Suwet’en hereditary chiefs fought a legendary court case aimed at establishing them as the legal guardians of their 22,000 sq. km. traditional territory. Yet, Coastal Gaslink insists that their 670 km. natural gas pipeline must run directly through the territory. The hereditary chiefs say NO! To assist Wet’suwet’en in asserting their legal…

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Events in Toronto and Montreal: On the Frontlines of Climate Justice

By RAVEN / January 30, 2020 /

Generous supporters like you have made a significant contribution to one of the most important legal challenges of our time: the fight to contain the expansion of Canada’s tar sands. The winter 2018 campaign for Beaver Lake Cree’s Tar Sands Trial has raised almost $200K. Since the New Year, the Beaver Lake Cree legal team…

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A Pull Together Birthday Party Success!

By Maia Wikler / January 5, 2020 /

Tamiko, a Vancouver local and Pull Together supporter, organized her birthday party around raising funds to support the First Nations pursuing legal challenges to stop TMX! 51 people showed up at the Unitarian Church for an evening of food, stories and games such as charades, name that tune (music and movies from the 60’s,70’s etc…

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Video: Root to Rise raise $1500 at Patagonia!

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 legal…

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People’s Paddle raises $5600!

By Andrea Palframan / December 15, 2019 /

Today on the waters of the Lekwungen territory aka the Gorge, a group of paddlers with the strong leadership of Tiffany Joseph who shared song and wise and powerful teachings from these lands, pulled a super-banner with a message through the water that still there is no consent among many nations to Trudeau’s misguided tar…

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