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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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We’re Hiring an Organizer (Ontario)!

By RAVEN / October 7, 2021 /

Are you a talented and adept campaigner/organizer with a strong commitment to decolonization and environmental justice? Are you passionate about supporting Indigenous Nations’ legal actions to defend their lands, rights and title? Do you want to work with a team of talented and kind people to make a real difference in the world?  Join the country’s…

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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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Reconciliation is a Verb

By Andrea Palframan / September 30, 2021 /

Many are calling National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a day of reflection. While decolonizing is a process that requires introspection, the enormity of “reconciliation” also calls for responsive action.  Unfortunately, the concept of “reconciliation” is often co-opted by politicians who use it to continue enacting colonial agendas, often by the same old means. In…

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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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Great job at RAVEN!

By RAVEN / September 14, 2021 /

Are you a talented and adept communications professional with a strong commitment to decolonizing and climate justice? Join the country’s only organization dedicated to advancing Indigenous rights and environmental protection through fundraising for access to justice!

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Beaver Lake Cree Nation is headed to the Supreme Court!

By Ana Simeon / September 11, 2021 /

On November 4, Beaver Lake Cree Nation will appear before Canada’s highest court in a bid to reinstate a cost award which the Nation says is the only way to bring a decade-long treaty rights challenge finally to trial. Support Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s urgent legal work to prepare for the hearing in Ottawa. “What…

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RAVEN is looking for a new Development & Engagement Coordinator!

By RAVEN / August 24, 2021 /

Join the country’s only organization dedicated to advancing Indigenous rights and environmental protection through fundraising for access to justice.  Fundraising is in our DNA: everything we do has the simple, powerful goal of motivating people to donate, fundraise, and organize events in support of Nations which take to the courts to advance their rights and…

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PHOTOS: On the water with RAVEN at #festivalafloat Vancouver

By Andrea Palframan / August 15, 2021 /

A golden evening raised over $20k in support of Heiltsuk Nation with RAVEN and Desiree Dawson. Experience #festivalafloat at Jericho Beach!

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A flood of support to protect the Peace

By Andrea Palframan / August 4, 2021 /

When we planned to get together for a different kind of “Paddle for the Peace” this summer, we expected a smattering of supporters to float up for a mellow evening of music and friendship in Victoria. That’s exactly what happened. But what we didn’t predict was what big waves our “Festival Afloat” would make! From…

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