You’ve got Status: Intervenors on Mining Justice challenge pass BC Supreme Court’s test

By RAVEN / January 27, 2023 /

Gitxaała’s groundbreaking opposition to B.C.’s outdated and unjust Mineral Tenure Act just got even stronger.  It’s now bolstered by the voices of Indigenous organizations, environmental groups, First Nations governments, and responsible mining advocates who have been given leave to intervene in the upcoming court challenge.  This historic legal action, scheduled for a seven-day hearing starting…

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Salmon Nation launches Edge Prize grant.

By RAVEN / January 19, 2023 /

Salmon Nation is launching the Edge Prize, which aims to support individuals and organizations working on solutions for their communities, and for the bioregion as a whole. We live in Salmon Nation, a beautiful, rich, and diverse bioregion. Here and beyond, in spite of thechallenges of climate change and cascading system failure, there is so…

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PODCAST: The Constitution Express with Doreen Manuel

By Andrea Palframan / January 4, 2023 /

We sat down with Doreen Manuel, a Secwepemc filmmaker and one of the organizers of the historic Constitution Express.

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 A RAVEN year in review: highlights from 2022

By RAVEN / December 29, 2022 /

The year is coming to a close, and for many of us 2022 has been a new chapter  in a story of rebirth and transformation in times of uncertainty. As RAVEN heads into its 14th year, and we collectively move forward in our changed world — we know now more than ever that community care…

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A timeline: the movement for Indigenous justice

By RAVEN / December 28, 2022 /

Until very recently, the story that Canada has told about itself has been one-sided and half baked.   In the story of “colony to nation,” Indigenous Peoples were part of helping settlers in the early days. They participated in the fur trade, signed a bunch of treaties, then went quiet for 200 years. Then, in the…

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Celebrating Victories in 2022!

By RAVEN / December 22, 2022 /

Thanks to the RAVEN community, we have a lot to celebrate about 2022! Despite difficult times — wedged between a pandemic and global inflation — we raised over ONE MILLION DOLLARS for Indigenous justice in 2022!  Here are some highlights. Beaver Lake Cree Nation: BLCN celebrated a major victory after the Supreme Court of Canada…

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A holiday message from our Executive Director, Susan Smitten.

By RAVEN / December 20, 2022 /

I’m writing this on the ferry back to Victoria, following an uplifting and powerful few days of listening and learning with Gitxaala and Gitanyow leadership in Vancouver.   Our Groundswell Mining Justice Summit was one of our first in-person events where we were able to gather in a room in almost three years, it was…

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VIDEO: Groundswell Indigenous Mining Summit

By Andrea Palframan / December 16, 2022 /

Last night, we hosted an absolutely riveting conversation that should motivate anyone with a sense of justice to get behind Gitxaala’s mining challenge. The passionate arguments that presenters brought forward illuminated the genius of pairing the deep wisdom of land-based tradition carriers with the brightest legal strategists in the country.  Have a listen.  Chat Transcript…

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WIN! Roy Henry Vickers & Tall Ship Cruises prizes in RAVEN’s silent auction

By RAVEN / December 12, 2022 /

Bidding is now open for RAVEN’s fundraising silent auction! Featuring artwork and sailing cruise experiences, the auction is a chance to give twice: get a gift for someone you care about, while also supporting Indigenous Nations to protect land, air and water. Bidding ends: 9:00pm, Thursday 15 December 2022. Serigraphs by Roy Henry Vickers Renowned Indigenous…

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The Story of “Unity”: From Appropriation to Honour

By RAVEN / November 30, 2022 /

Restorying an appropriated work by Haisla-Heiltsuk artist Mervin Windsor.

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