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VIDEO: James Herbert, Gitxaała Senior Advisor on What’s Next for the Campaign…

By Andrea Palframan / April 10, 2024 / Comments Off on VIDEO: James Herbert, Gitxaała Senior Advisor on What’s Next for the Campaign…

It’s a familiar story — in Canada, and around the world. A small community is forever changed when a mining company is too cheap, or too careless, to safeguard ecosystems and human rights. These communities should not have to be the watchdogs over an industry that enjoys lavish government subsidies and tax breaks. Yet, off B.C.’s…

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“The Environment in Canada” Podcast talks to RAVEN’s Leslie Anne St. Amour

By RAVEN / April 8, 2024 / Comments Off on “The Environment in Canada” Podcast talks to RAVEN’s Leslie Anne St. Amour

RAVEN’s Campaign Director, Leslie Anne, was in conversation with Jessica Murray from Sierra Club’s The Environment in Canada podcast — listen here: Episode description: Jessica Murray talks with lawyer Leslie Anne St. Amour of the RAVEN trust about the Wet’suwet’en challenge to Canada’s climate inaction, the usefulness of UNDRIP, why we urgently need to change…

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russ standing with his hands in his pockets, smiling. He is surrounded by autumn trees that have shed their leaves.

A fond farewell and a chorus of rowdy “Huzzahs” for our friend, russ elliott

By RAVEN / April 3, 2024 / Comments Off on A fond farewell and a chorus of rowdy “Huzzahs” for our friend, russ elliott

When it comes to honouring the legacy of someone like russ elliott, where do you even start?  As a member of the RAVEN community, you may know russ as the friendly voice at the end of the phone who guides you to what you need, whether it’s a tax receipt or a deeper understanding of…

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Picking Sides for Reconciliation: Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Intervene in Jim Shot Both Sides v. Canada

By Levin Chamberlain / March 27, 2024 / Comments Off on Picking Sides for Reconciliation: Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Intervene in Jim Shot Both Sides v. Canada

Canada has shot itself in the foot many times when it comes to reconciliation. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), who intervened in Jim Shot Both Sides v. Canada with RAVEN’s support, believes this is one of those times. The Supreme Court of Canada heard the case in the fall that stands to set a…

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When Canada won’t step up, Heiltsuk moves across the pond to the UN.

By Leslie Anne St. Amour / March 27, 2024 / Comments Off on When Canada won’t step up, Heiltsuk moves across the pond to the UN.

On Mar 20, 2024 Heiltsuk leadership were in London, England speaking to the International Maritime  Organization (IMO). The IMO is the United Nations agency responsible for international laws about shipping  and the prevention of pollution from ships. IMO Conventions are incorporated into  Canadian law through the federal Marine Liability Act. Heiltsuk and the Inuit Circumpolar …

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Ring of Fire aerial — by Garth Lenz

Crisis Unfiltered: The Ongoing Struggle for Clean Drinking Water

By Levin Chamberlain / March 21, 2024 / Comments Off on Crisis Unfiltered: The Ongoing Struggle for Clean Drinking Water

It’s World Water Day. I am reflecting on the February anniversary of Neskantaga First Nation’s boil water advisory. At 29 years (and counting), it’s the longest in Canadian history. Despite Trudeau’s 2015 election promise to get clean drinking water in all Indigenous communities by 2021, the federal government continues to “discuss” how to move forward…

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Lanscape photo of Kitkaatla waters and land by Paulina Otylia

A letter to Premier David Eby: 17 organizations (including RAVEN) call for reform to B.C.’s outdated and colonial mineral regime

By RAVEN / March 21, 2024 / Comments Off on A letter to Premier David Eby: 17 organizations (including RAVEN) call for reform to B.C.’s outdated and colonial mineral regime

RAVEN is proud to be joining together with 17 organizations in calling for reform to B.C.’s outdated and colonial mineral regime.  Read the letter, which was delivered to Premier David Eby together with the ministers of Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation and of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship. Dear Premier David Eby, Minister Osborne, and Minister…

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Peace River winding

Hot Take: B.C. is Dripping Drama — how to make a mess of implementing DRIPA

By Leslie Anne St. Amour / March 21, 2024 / Comments Off on Hot Take: B.C. is Dripping Drama — how to make a mess of implementing DRIPA

Hey B.C.? Get your sh*t together please and thank you. You’re acting like a gaslighting boyfriend who promised me a romantic birthday dinner and then expected me to cook. As we know, back in 2019, B.C. passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA). Then, in 2022 the province released the first…

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Photo by Paulina Otylia of Raven

RAVEN is Hiring: Are you the next RAVEN Operations Manager?

By Danielle Wilson / March 15, 2024 / Comments Off on RAVEN is Hiring: Are you the next RAVEN Operations Manager?

Summary of the role: The Operations Manager is an essential member of the RAVEN team and is responsible for maximizing and strengthening the internal capacity of RAVEN to fulfill its mission. This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the organization, providing robust and culture-building leadership. This role increases capacity in infrastructure and…

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Run for FUNds is back for its 4th year!

By Karissa Chandrakate / March 4, 2024 / Comments Off on Run for FUNds is back for its 4th year!

For the past 3 years, RAVEN supporters Kayci Lesosky and Sarah Legg have been organizing 5k and 10km community fun runs at Elk Lake provincial park in Victoria, with the goal of raising funds and awareness about Indigenous sovereignty. Run for FUNds What started as a Covid 19 project for Sarah and Kayci. At the…

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