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COVID 19: No excuse to delay reconciliation

By Maia Wikler / October 26, 2020 /

While pipeline construction, man camps and resource extraction continued unencumbered throughout the pandemic, long standing commitments to Indigenous rights and reconciliation are taking a back seat. The pandemic has jeopardized delivery of the Canadian government’s reconciliation commitments, including a promise to end all long-term boil-water advisories on First Nation’s reserves by next March. The September…

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Q&A with Wet’suwet’en legal counsel D.J. Larkin

By RAVEN / October 26, 2020 /

We sat down with lawyer D.J. Larkin, together with matriarchs from Wet’suwet’en Nation, for an engaging, powerful and emotional webinar last October 20th. You can view the video of that conversation here. Many people had questions for Larkin which we didn’t have time to unpack during that presentation. Here are some deeper dives into the…

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Lawyer. Academic. Mother. Changemaker: Meet Kekinusuqs Dr. Judith Sayers

By RAVEN / October 24, 2020 /

| Story by Rachel Ivey | Dr. Judith Sayers has so many accomplishments to her name, it would take a documentary film series to cover them all. This dynamic, generous leader is constantly in motion, constantly in service, and yet always seems to have time to work on issues that arise in her community, and…

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RAVEN calls on the Federal and Nova Scotia Governments to uphold the honour and integrity of the Crown in their dealings with the Mi’kmaq people.

By RAVEN / October 24, 2020 /

RAVEN  (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) calls on the Federal and Nova Scotia Governments to uphold the honour and integrity of the Crown in their dealings with the Mi’kmaq people and secure peace and friendship consistent with treaty promises.  RAVEN is disheartened at the violence being perpetrated against Mi’kmaq people in an attempt to…

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In solidarity with Mi’kmaw: the Marshall Decision, explained

By Andrea Palframan / October 15, 2020 /

What is the Marshall Decision? Do Treaties guarantee commercial fishing rights for the Mi’kmaq and other  Indigenous Peoples of the Atlantic Coast? That question is at the heart of the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the Marshall case. In Marshall the Supreme Court was grappling with the interpretation of historic Peace and Friendship Treaties…

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Earnest Ice Cream offers RAVEN a cool $6K!

By Karissa Chandrakate / October 13, 2020 /

Here at RAVEN, we’re so grateful to all the businesses that continuously step up to show support for Indigenous rights. Earnest Ice Cream recently raised $6000 for Indigenous legal challenges. During a time where small businesses are experiencing deep uncertainty, it’s humbling to see them continue to take a stand for justice. Earnest Ice Cream…

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What inspires a RAVEN champion?

By Andrea Palframan / October 13, 2020 /

We were SO delighted to receive this message from one of our online fundraisers, who writes: Team RAVEN, I have worked in renewable energy development in the United States for 14 years, developing wind, solar and battery energy projects across the country with the goal of decarbonizing the grid. I have deep environmental convictions that led me…

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VIDEO: Hereditary chiefs, matriarchs and legal counsel for Wet’suwet’en speak

By Andrea Palframan / October 8, 2020 /

Last night over 700 people registered for a webinar to hear hereditary chiefs, elders, legal counsel and RAVEN for a webinar to unpack the court challenges underway NOW in B.C. Supreme Court. Watch the video of the online rally: Ana Simeon of RAVEN outlined the purpose of the call, explaining the basis of the legal…

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WEBINAR: Rare chance to hear from Hereditary Chiefs & legal experts on Wet’suwet’en challenges

By Andrea Palframan / October 2, 2020 /

Individually, we’re one drop. Together? We’re a mighty river. We’ve been waiting a long time for Wet’suwet’en’s case to be heard by the BC Supreme Court. On October 2, hereditary chiefs who aim to stop Coastal GasLink from encroaching on their territory will be in court for the second – and final – day of their…

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Artist raffles custom hand painted Vans

By Andrea Palframan / September 29, 2020 /

Antisocial Sk8 Shop on Main St. in Vancouver is hosting a raffle for these gorgeous handprinted shoes. Featuring hereditary chiefs of Wet’suwet’en Nation, the shoes are painted by Nora Pape, a Coast Salish youth. Along with the shoes, the shop is raffling a hand embroidered silk banner made with love by the beautiful Fyme Lahcene.…

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