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PODCAST: Cultural Refugia with Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner

By Andrea Palframan / March 23, 2021 /

Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner reveals the intricacies of interspecies dynamics that underlie Indigenous People’s deep affinity to the lands and waters.

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Intervention: strategic impact on a shoestring

By Andrea Palframan / January 21, 2021 /

RAVEN is poised to launch an innovative new “Intervener Fund” to support Nations that wish to intervene in legal challenges that directly affect their communities and governance.

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Watch your Head? – Environmental justice anthology supports RAVEN

By Andrea Palframan / January 8, 2021 /

A warning, a movement, a collection borne of protest. The “Watch Your Head” anthology features poems, stories, essays, and artwork that sound the alarm on the present and future consequences of the climate emergency. Ice caps are melting, wildfires are raging, and species extinction is accelerating. Dire predictions about the climate emergency from scientists, Indigenous…

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Found in translation: new perspectives on RAVEN’s mission

By Andrea Palframan / January 7, 2021 /

Indigenous languages are like mirrors held up to illuminate the lands and waters from which they come. Alive with the sounds of ancestors, these languages are deeply rooted in, and emergent from, particular ecosystems: influenced by rivers and birdsong, the words are the threads that weave people to place.

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VIDEO: Desirée Dawson on solidarity in action

By Andrea Palframan / December 17, 2020 /

Hear soulful songstress Desirée Dawson – CBC Searchlight winner and award-winning singer-songwriter – on why she supports RAVEN (and why you should too!) “I really appreciate how RAVEN raises funds so Indigenous communities can protect their rights and integrity to land and culture. I also really appreciate that when there is outreach and education that…

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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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VIDEO: We Are RAVEN, taking flight this Giving Tuesday

By Andrea Palframan / November 28, 2020 /

Today is Giving Tuesday.  Together, we are building a foundation for future generations grounded in respect, reciprocity, and shared stewardship values. This Giving Tuesday, we are proud to launch our new website: please share our new video and let folks in your network know about RAVEN!

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Uprooting environmental racism

By Andrea Palframan / November 19, 2020 /

RAVEN’s vision for a just and sustainable future calls for us to push back against environmental racism. But what does ‘environmental racism’ really mean, and how can folks committed to anti-racist, decolonizing work participate in dismantling it?  Coined by Benjamin Chavis, a Black civil rights leader, the term ‘environmental racism’ refers to a set of…

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WEBINAR: Rare chance to hear from Hereditary Chiefs & legal experts on Wet’suwet’en challenges

By Andrea Palframan / October 2, 2020 /

Individually, we’re one drop. Together? We’re a mighty river. We’ve been waiting a long time for Wet’suwet’en’s case to be heard by the BC Supreme Court. On October 2, hereditary chiefs who aim to stop Coastal GasLink from encroaching on their territory will be in court for the second – and final – day of their…

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Hard-fought Constitutional protection could lose its meaning

By Andrea Palframan / September 15, 2020 /

On the west coast of North America, smoke from massive wildfires has choked out the sun. Amidst floods on the Gulf Coast and record breaking temperatures in the Arctic, the pressures of a changing climate are being felt across Turtle Island.  Today, a courageous Indigenous Nation is facing down that climate calamity with determined action.…

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