Events

Introducing songstress Desirée Dawson, Festival Afloat 2022 performer!

By Karissa Chandrakate / June 9, 2022 /

We are excited to announce that Desirée Dawson will be performing at our Festival Afloat 2022 concert in Vancouver! Desirée Dawson is a JUNO-nominated recording artist, songwriter, producer and yoga teacher. She was born, raised and is currently residing on the, occupied, traditional, unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh…

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digital illustration of a wooden sailboat with a person aboard holding a small string instrument up. Musical notes float up from the instrument. An orca is in the water in front of the boat and a dolphin is jumping out of the water behind the boat

Festival Afloat 2022 Music Festival: The Salish Sea Tour Dates and Tickets

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / May 20, 2022 /

RAVEN is inviting you to purchase your Festival Afloat 2022 Salish Sea Tour tickets now! July 7-16 we’ll be sailing to different locations across the Salish Sea and bringing together musicians, music lovers, and paddlers to raise funds for Heiltsuk Nation’s “Step Up for Coast Heroes” campaign and the Gitxaala Nation campaign.

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

By Andrea Palframan / February 26, 2022 /

 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

By RAVEN / January 19, 2022 /

Right now Grassy Narrows is dealing with mercury contamination of their land and water. This example of ecocide has deep and long term environmental consequences. Watch the video to learn more from leaders on the frontlines.

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Unearthing sorrows, planting hope

By Andrea Palframan / December 6, 2021 /

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!

By Andrea Palframan / September 9, 2021 /

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!

By RAVEN / August 30, 2021 /

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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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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