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Wet’suwet’en leaders vow to press on in wake of BC Supreme Court decision

By Andrea Palframan / May 6, 2021 /

The B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed the Wet’suwet’en petition for a judicial review of Coastal GasLink’s permit extension. In the wake of the decision, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs vowed to take tall steps necessary to ensure the health of Wedzin Kwa – Morice/Bulkley River and the surrounding watershed. As Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs carefully consider an appeal…

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West Moberly First Nations wins key motion in Treaty infringement challenge over Site C

By Ana Simeon / May 4, 2021 /

BC and BC Hydro must disclose information on dam safety and cost. On April 30, the BC Supreme Court ordered B.C. and BC Hydro to disclose to West Moberly First Nations the full, unredacted Milburn Report and all appendices, as well as all documents relating to the projected final cost and safety of Site C…

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Generational Giving

Introducing you to Generational Giving

By Laurie MacKenzie / May 3, 2021 /

May is Legacy Month – who knew that was even a thing? We don’t often talk about what leaving a gift that represents your values and what your lifetime has looked like. We thought “Legacy Month” would be an excellent opportunity to bring the conversation to our RAVEN community. The transfer of wealth that will…

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Thomas Berger : A Giant in Advancing Indigenous Rights

By RAVEN / April 29, 2021 /

Thomas Berger’s legendary career involved mentorship and support for generations of people who now stand strong in defence of Indigenous rights and environmental protection. We are incredibly grateful for his legacy.

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Who will speak for those who swim?

By Andrea Palframan / April 20, 2021 /

To ensure the last fish farms are forever banned, Homalco and Tla’amin Nations aim to go to court to bring forward abundant evidence of the harms presented to wild salmon, to their communities, and to ecosystems.

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PODCAST: Cedar Sisters with Terri Lynn Williams Davidson

By Andrea Palframan / April 19, 2021 /

RAVEN Debriefs Podcast features Terri Lynn Williams Davidson – Haida lawyer and Indigenous legal visionary – in conversation and song.

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From Bad Law to Restorative Justice with John Reilly

By Andrea Palframan / April 6, 2021 /

Raven is the only organization in Canada that’s expressly established to provide access to justice for indigenous Nations. RAVEN exists to level the playing field, so that when nations are up against very deep pockets of governments or corporations they have the financial staying power to see legal actions aimed at protecting their rights and…

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VIDEO: Online rally for Grassy Narrows

By Andrea Palframan / April 6, 2021 /

Grassy Narrows has turned a decades-long injustice into a national issue that can’t be ignored. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Grassy Narrows Chief Randy Fobister Judy Da Silva is a Grassy Narrows mother to 5 children. Her children help her to have the positive energy to continue to look for justice and for a solution to the mercury poisoning of their river system in Grassy Narrows and…

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Sovereign Lands and Liberated Peoples: How Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty Movements Are Building Better Worlds.

By RAVEN / April 1, 2021 /

Guest blog by Aya ƛapisim/Clappis, a Somalinimo-Nuučaan̓ułʔatḥ writer and researcher living on the unceded homelands of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen peoples. After a year of mass demonstrations, protests, non-violent direct actions, vigils, and the creation of mutual aid networks, Black and Indigenous communities have been experiencing immense grief, rage, anger, beauty, love, solidarity, and creativity…

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Water is Life: Stand with Neskantaga

By Andrea Palframan / March 29, 2021 /

Neskantaga First Nation live in one of the more remote — and spectacular — parts of northern Ontario, on the shores of Attawapiskat Lake. It’s a region ironically rich in freshwater and possibly the largest intact boreal forest remaining in the world. But, because of government neglect and mismanagement, the community has recently passed a grim milestone: it’s been 9500 days without clean water flowing to the 357 people that call this place home.

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