Events

Filipinx community fundraises for Heiltsuk Nation!

By Karissa Chandrakate / January 28, 2021 /

We would like to give a special thanks to Pinay Collection for raising $400 for Heiltsuk Nation! On January 30th, Pinay Collection hosted Usap Tayo pod – a space where community gathers to learn skills, share stories, reflect on their experiences as Pina/xys and (re/un)learn about Black and Indigenous solidarity building. They engaged virtually on…

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From harm to harmony: Ecocide as an instrument of international law

By Andrea Palframan / January 20, 2021 /

“Criminalizing harm to nature echoes the universal, fundamental law of reciprocity: if you damage Mother Earth, there are consequences,” says Jojo Mehta of Stop Ecocide. “That is an increasingly obvious fact.” Protecting the future of life on Earth means stopping the mass damage and destruction of ecosystems taking place globally.  This serious harm to nature…

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VIDEO: Outspoken women warriors share from the heart

By Andrea Palframan / December 17, 2020 /

Last night on a RAVEN webinar, we heard the spirited stories, soulful songs and passionate teachings of Birdy Markert, Desirée Dawson and Helen Knott. Though we were each in our separate homes, seeing each other in our living rooms with fires lit and armchairs rocking to the sweet tunes  felt like having a visit with…

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“OUTSPOKEN” – Songs and stories in solidarity

By Andrea Palframan / November 28, 2020 /

While your hatches may be battened down and your blankets snuggled close, we want to invite you – from the comfort of your sofa –  to meet some inspiring leaders on a special RAVEN year-end webinar.   Wednesday, December 16, join RAVEN to hear from activist, social worker, mother and Dane-zaa author Helen Knott. In 2020…

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WEBINAR: Dr. John Borrows & the nature of justice

By Andrea Palframan / November 17, 2020 /

Hopping on Zoom is one way to sustain networks of resilience that can help us weather the coming storms.  Join RAVEN now as a monthly donor and get an exclusive invite to a webinar Wednesday, December 9th with Anishnabe & Ojibwe scholar Dr. John Borrows!  The co-founder of Canada’s first joint degree program in Indigenous…

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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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