Nations

Long Live the Reckoning: an Indigenous-informed lens on the passing of the Queen

By RAVEN / September 8, 2022 /

Across the country, reactions are pouring in over the passing of Queen Elizabeth 2nd.  It has us thinking about grace, and goodness.  We send the Queen’s family our condolences. But: the office itself was part of a colonial tradition responsible for cultural genocide around the world. Institutions like the monarchy are designed to dazzle people…

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

By RAVEN / January 27, 2022 /

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

By RAVEN / January 11, 2022 /

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!

By Karissa Chandrakate / December 21, 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!

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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