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Environmental Racism: A Story of Colonization and Ecocide

By RAVEN / January 19, 2022 /

Join us on January 26th 4pm PST for a webinar, Environmental Racism: A Story of Colonization and Ecocide, in collaboration with Stop Ecocide Canada. The purpose of the webinar is to raise awareness on using international law, and specifically a crime of ecocide, to uphold Indigenous rights and environmental protection. Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NA_lKq7qRESZFQ7iv3EvbA In this third…

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Hauyat by Hakai Institute - from the Haíɫzaqv Climate Action gallery

VIDEO: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action: Community Solutions

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / January 13, 2022 /

RAVEN and WECAN (West Coast Climate Action Network) presented another great webinar in our Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action series looking at community solutions. Speakers include Pansy Wright-Simms and Leona Humchitt.

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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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Settlers get 35% bump in property values. Indigenous Peoples? Not so much.

By Andrea Palframan / January 7, 2022 /

There is this crazy myth that Indigenous Peoples in Canada get free housing. In fact, it’s non-Indigenous home-owners that are getting a plush ride.
This week, the value of homes across the province jumped between 15 and 35%. The bump in housing values for settler homeowners creates a huge pool of unearned wealth. But: here’s the thing. Indigenous people living on reserves may never “own” the land their homes are built on, leaving them out of this property bonanza and further disadvantaged by lack of access to capital.

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RAVEN-WECANN Webinar: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action

By Ana Simeon / January 6, 2022 /

We’re delighted to announce a new webinar series and a new partnership! RAVEN and WECAN (West Coast Climate Action Network) have teamed up to host a four-part webinar series: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action. Please join our next webinar: What: Community Solutions Who: Pansy Wright-Simms (Spokesperson for Simogyet Luutkudziiwus, Gitxsan Nation) Leona Humchitt (Councillor, Heiltsuk Nation) When: January 12,…

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A photo of Levin on a forest path. Trees surround him on all sides.

Introducing Levin Chamberlain: RAVEN’s newest Grant Writer and Project Coordinator

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / December 28, 2021 /

Levin Chamberlain is RAVEN’s newest Grant Writer and Project Coordinator Read his interview to learn how Levin ended up at RAVEN what inspires him to stand up for Indigenous sovereignty and more!

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A photo of Caitlyn looking at the camera with a big smile. She is standing in front of large rocks and water. Across the water there is a green forest with clouds of fog dispersed throughout.

Introducing Caitlyn Kerr: RAVEN’s Event Organizer and Business Outreach Coordinator

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / December 28, 2021 /

Caitlyn Kerr is RAVEN’s new Event Organizer and Business Outreach Coordinator. Read her interview to find out what’s been bringing her joy in 2021, what inspires her to stand up for Indigenous sovereignty and more!

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Part 2: 14 reasons 2021 didn’t totally suck. PS: it’s mostly because of Indigenous youth and their acts of resistance

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / December 24, 2021 /

Part 2 of a series: On the surface, 2021 was a year we might want to forget. But: as we start to peel back layers of the long-term toll the last year has taken on our collective well-being, let’s also remember to celebrate and lift each other up. Here’s a list of incredible Indigenous artists, activists and creators who use their voices, stories and skills to bring joy and build community. 

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Banner image featuring Kayah George, Paisley Nahanee, and Kolin Sutherland-Wilson

Part 1: 14 reasons 2021 didn’t totally suck. PS: it’s mostly because of Indigenous youth and their acts of resistance

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / December 24, 2021 /

Part 1 of a series: On the surface, 2021 was a year we might want to forget. But: as we start to peel back layers of the long-term toll the last year has taken on our collective well-being, let’s also remember to celebrate and lift each other up. Here’s a list of incredible Indigenous artists, activists and creators who use their voices, stories and skills to bring joy and build community. 

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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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