Don’t just sit there. Organize! Festival Afloat wants YOU

 Last year, RAVEN hosted a series of fundraising concerts from Montreal to Vancouver. Thousands of people came to watch shows from shore, or joined by canoe/kayak/paddleboard, creating a really fun, covid-safe floating festival vibe: see video below for some flavour!  We raised $80k for RAVEN’s Indigenous legal defence fund, supporting First Nations legal challenges protecting…

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Webinar: Environmental Racism – A Story of Colonization and Ecocide

Join us on January 26th 4pm PST for a webinar, Environmental Racism: A Story of Colonization and Ecocide, in collaboration with Stop Ecocide Canada. The purpose of the webinar is to raise awareness on using international law, and specifically a crime of ecocide, to uphold Indigenous rights and environmental protection. Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NA_lKq7qRESZFQ7iv3EvbA In this third…

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Unearthing sorrows, planting hope

There are few humans that embody the term “poetic justice” like Dr. John Borrows. An Anishinaabe scholar, legal expert, and mentor to a new generation of Indigenous lawyers, Dr. Borrows is rightly celebrated as a visionary whose braiding of legal traditions tethers the wisdom of his ancestors to the challenges, and opportunities, of the present…

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Save the Date, Salt Spring!

Here we float again! Join an on-the-water, paddle powered concert afloat with RAVEN! You are invited to join the show by paddling your kayak, canoe, rowboat or stand-up paddleboards to the deck of the Pontiki, a handcrafted pontoon that will serve as a floating stage for the wonderful Luke Wallace.  About the Event Festival Afloat:…

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A musical evening in Montreal for Wet’suwet’en Nation!

On August 21st, the Montreal community gathered at the Le Livart art gallery in support of Wet’suwet’en Nation. Though we didn’t gather on the water, it was still a part of our #FestivalAfloat concerts across Canada in support of Indigenous legal challenges! The opening act was performed by guitarists Chris van Soest and Hugh Durnford-Dionne!…

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Join us for our #FestivalAfloat in Montreal for Wet’suwet’en Nation!

Join us on August 21st 2021 as we gather on the water in support of Wet’suwet’en Nation! This is another in a series of floating concerts happening this summer across Turtle Island to support Indigenous legal challenges. Come on out and listen to some smooth jazz and inspiring indigenous speakers in the courtyard of Le…

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Denman Island Chocolate : Sweet Solidarity

RAVEN and Denman Island Chocolate go way back: all the way to 2014, when the island-based social enterprise stepped up to support our campaign to stop a tar sands pipeline. We spoke with owner Daniel Terry about how and why his company is dedicated to putting solidarity into action.  “When the Enbridge pipeline was proposed…

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Tranquil evening on the water for West Moberly First Nations.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our second floating concert in Victoria in support of the legal challenges of West Moberly First Nations! On July 29th, we hosted our second concert on the Gorge to raise funds to West Moberly First Nations’ legal challenge to Site C Dam. The Nation is pursuing a…

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