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Reconciliation is STILL a verb

By RAVEN / September 29, 2022 /

Eleven.  That’s how many of the 94 Calls to Action from 2015’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission have been completed.  Enshrining today, September 30, as National Day of Truth and Reconciliation was one of them. The ones that remain? As urgent as ever.  Right now, in Wetsuwet’en territory, a corporation is drilling under a sacred river…

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World Rivers Day 2022

By RAVEN / September 22, 2022 /

Water cloaks our planet and is the source of all life, and rivers are the threads of our waterways. September 25 is World Rivers Day and we are celebrating the Nations whose stewardship and care is working to protect the world’s rivers for everyone. 

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Intergenerational Intersections: Salmon stories flow with Roger William and Trevor Mack

By RAVEN / September 21, 2022 /

After an opening song and story with Sierra William, Mack and Chief Roger, we heard from the venerable elder who led his people in resistance to clearcut logging and open-pit mining. In dialogue with Tsilhqot’in story weaver Trevor Mack, William laid out a 3-punch, knock-out strategy: beginning with the creation of the Nemiah Declaration, to the blockade of roads and bridges, and finally to the Supreme Court victories that kicked out Taseko Mines and established Aboriginal Title to sacred Teztan Biny.

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Patagonia hosts in-store exhibition

By Andrea Palframan / September 9, 2022 /

Join Patagonia Vancouver for an in-store exhibition featuring work through lenses of three talented Vancouver based photographers. All photos will be for sale as the listed price and can be taken home at the end of the event (9pm).Non-alcoholic and alcoholic refreshments will be by donation from Tality Kombucha, Nonny Beer, and Persephone Brewing Company.…

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Long Live the Reckoning: an Indigenous-informed lens on the passing of the Queen

By RAVEN / September 8, 2022 /

Across the country, reactions are pouring in over the passing of Queen Elizabeth 2nd.  It has us thinking about grace, and goodness.  We send the Queen’s family our condolences. But: the office itself was part of a colonial tradition responsible for cultural genocide around the world. Institutions like the monarchy are designed to dazzle people…

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Salmon BBQ + Indigenous film night with Trevor Mack and former Chief Roger Williams on SSI

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / September 1, 2022 /

Join award-winning filmmaker Trevor Mack to enjoy fresh, wild caught salmon from Tsilhqot’in territory & a discussion/film screening. What a beautiful way to celebrate this year’s bumper sockeye return, and support Indigenous storytelling & film. 

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2022 Harmony Foundation Essay Prize: Li Keur: Riel Heart of the North

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / August 22, 2022 /

RAVEN is excited to announce the 2022 winning essay in the Harmony Foundation Essay Contest from Nicole Stonyk, Li Keur: Riel Heart of the North.

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Desirée Dawson smiles on the deck of the Providence tall ship. In the background is a flat of Guayakí Yerba Mate

Festival Afloat 2022: Music, Food, and Sponsors

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / August 16, 2022 /

Festival Afloat 2022: the Salish Sea Tour came together in a beautiful culmination of music, food, paddling, and raising funds and awareness for Indigenous access to justice. We raised over $50,000 for Heiltsuk’s and Gitxaała’s legal campaigns. None of this could have happened without the support from our incredible sponsors or the performances and storytelling from the different musicians and knowledge keepers.

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A Joyful Sunday Dance Party with Ciranda

By Andrea Palframan / August 8, 2022 /

On a hot, sunny afternoon on Salt Spring Island, the streets rang out with the sounds of samba thanks to a very special visit by Brazilian inspired sextet Ciranda. Hailing from as far as Japan and as close as Vancouver, the 6 member band was joined by local Cuban percussionist Jose Sanchez, along with Samba…

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The providence tall ship anchored in the water surrounded by paddlers. The logos from "Scout" and "RAVEN" are centered across the image.

Thank-you Scout, Festival Afloat 2022’s presenting sponsor

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / July 26, 2022 /

Thank-you Scout Canning, the presenting sponsor of RAVEN’s Festival Afloat 2022 Salish Sea Tour. Read more about Scout’s sustainable seafood and their founder, Charlotte Langley.

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