PHOTOS: On the water with RAVEN at #festivalafloat Vancouver

By Andrea Palframan / August 15, 2021 /

A golden evening raised over $20k in support of Heiltsuk Nation with RAVEN and Desiree Dawson. Experience #festivalafloat at Jericho Beach!

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

By RAVEN / August 11, 2021 /

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

By RAVEN / August 6, 2021 /

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.

By RAVEN / August 4, 2021 /

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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Paddle up to the Providence for a Vancouver Concert Afloat!

By Andrea Palframan / July 15, 2021 /

Save the date! Saturday August 14th, join a community paddle in Vancouver to support Heiltsuk Nation. Location: Jericho Beach: launch your boat here or paddle to the Jericho pier from Spanish Banks, Kits Beach or False CreekDate: Saturday August 14th, 7 pmMusician: Desirée Dawson Throw down your canoe, kayak, paddle board, rowboat … whatever you got!…

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Montreal floats live jazz show for Indigenous rights

By Andrea Palframan / July 14, 2021 /

Save the date! Saturday August 21st, Montreal will float on the beautiful sounds of a jazz quartet in the outdoor courtyard of Le Livart on rue St. Denis.

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Victoria Float Up Concerts – July 22 AND July 29

By Andrea Palframan / July 12, 2021 /

Float your canoe, kayak, paddleboard, floatie, rowboat (you name it!) to some music and stories on the dock at Victoria Canoe and Kayak Club, featuring Kwakwaka’wakw & Songhees/Coast Salish artist Brianna Dick and live music!

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Salt Spring Island Concert Afloat

By Andrea Palframan / July 6, 2021 /

RAVEN is ready to host our second floating concert of the season on Thursday, July 15! Our first attempt was derailed by “Junuary” rains but undaunted, we ride again. From a dock on Cusheon Lake, before an audience of folks in small watercraft & paddleboards, the wonderful Bill Henderson (Chilliwack, UHF, Order of Canada) is…

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Afloat with Heiltsuk Nation

By Andrea Palframan / May 26, 2021 /

Like you, we kicked off our shoes and did a little dance when restrictions on gathering outdoors in B.C. were eased. Suddenly, a vision we’ve been nurturing all year suddenly became possible.  We’ve been wondering: what’d happen if we brought together a crew of Indigenous leaders, salty sailors, visionary activists and first-class musicians?  This summer,…

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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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