Nations

Stand with Neskantaga this Giving Tuesday!

By Karissa Chandrakate / November 30, 2021 /

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.

By Karissa Chandrakate / November 24, 2021 /

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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Double your impact for Beaver Lake Cree Nation

By RAVEN / October 21, 2021 /

All donations are being DOUBLED for Beaver Lake Cree Nation. Let’s carry this case all the way to the Supreme Court!

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Infographic illustrating Heiltsuk Nation’s legal challenge to Kirby Corp and BC over oil spill.

By RAVEN / October 13, 2021 /

Five years ago today, the Nathan E Stewart tug-barge sank in Heiltsuk territory. The spill devastated Gale Pass, a prime shellfish and salmon habitat that Heiltsuk have relied on for countless generations. Big thanks to Karissa Chandrakate @pangea1010 for putting together this infographic that articulates the crisis and legal case of Heiltsuk Nation. The Heiltsuk are…

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Reconciliation Stories

By RAVEN / September 30, 2021 /

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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Wild for Salmon: Homalco and Tla’amin Nations appeal decision that would sideline them from fish farms challenge

By RAVEN / September 23, 2021 /

When four salmon farm companies filed a legal challenge to Canada’s decision to phase out open-net salmon farms in the Discovery Islands, Homalco and Tla’amin Nations stepped up. The Nations, known together as Sister Nations, applied to join the proceedings: with all five species of Pacific salmon in serious decline in their territories, Homalco and…

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

By RAVEN / September 15, 2021 /

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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Meet the Nations: Tsleil-Waututh

By RAVEN / January 25, 2017 /

Tsleil-Waututh are the “People of the Inlet” – our territory includes Burrard Inlet. We are a distinct Coast Salish nation, sharing customs and interests with other First Nations around the Salish Sea. The Tsleil-Waututh people have been stewards of their territory since before contact. Our ancestors maintained villages in eastern Burrard Inlet, defended the area,…

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Meet the Nations: Coldwater Indian Band

By RAVEN / January 17, 2017 /

Coldwater First Nation are Interior Salish people who belong to the Nlaka’pamux Nation. They are connected to other Nlaka’pamux communities through shared values, language and ancestry. Locally, Coldwater  people are known as C’eletkwmx, and their regional affiliation is with the Scw’exmx, the “People of the Creeks.” Coldwater was among the first Nations to sign on with Pull Together.…

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