Split the road, Jack: the (unequal) freedom to rally in peace.

What do you get when you bring together a caravan of truckers, a frustrated public, and an army of social media commenters? Well: turns out, you get front page news and wall to wall coverage of the “Freedom Rally” on every major network.   Hark! What rough beast comes slouching down the highway? Oh, look, it’s…

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Questions & reflections on the brink of light

Though most of us are in the deep freeze of winter, the hours of darkness are getting shorter and the light is growing, bit by bit, every day. The conditions of nature are conducive to going inwards, while the restrictions of Covid demand that we contain ourselves and even, when necessary, isolate. In this time…

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Celebrating Victories in 2021!

We have a lot to celebrate! This year RAVEN has surpassed our every goal, in every way. Raised 2.3 million in total for Indigenous justice and to sustain RAVEN’s work! We experienced so much generosity, such unrelentingly fierce determination by our partner Nations, and the crackling energy of several new campaigns – with 5000+  donors by…

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Stand with Neskantaga this Giving Tuesday!

November 30th is Giving Tuesday, and we are honoured to be spotlighting Neskantaga Nation.  This northern Ontario Nation’s brave stance against the breakneck Ring of Fire mining expansion is an inspiring story of how one Indigenous community is upholding Anishinabe stewardship principles in the face of reckless development.  Having launched their legal challenge just last…

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BREAKING! Neskantaga launches Ring of Fire action.

Neskantaga Nation has launched a legal challenge to push back against reckless mining development in the Ring of Fire. Though the Neskantaga community has been without clean drinking water for over 25 years, Ontario is rushing to approve road-building and mineral exploration permits along the Attawapiskat River in the James Bay region of northern Ontario. …

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Reconciliation Stories

Last week, for National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, we asked the RAVEN community to share your stories of putting reconciliation into action. Here are some of the beautiful, courageous and difficult stories you shared. Marie Lloyd: A long time ago, in a galaxy nearer than my face,  there was an Indigenous-led mass arrest on…

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Blaze a trail to the Supreme Court with Beaver Lake Cree Nation.

Once upon a time, a band of visionaries joined forces to ride the rails across Canada. Comprising Indigenous chiefs, lawyers, activists and artists, the group made the cross-country train journey to protest the lack of recognition of Aboriginal rights in the repatriation of the Canadian constitution. The Constitution Express became an international sensation, forcing the…

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