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Ciranda Benefit Concert on SSI

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / July 25, 2022 /

Calling all Salt Spring Island RAVEN supporters to come enjoy the six-piece band, Ciranda, on August 7th in the name of Indigenous Justice.

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A magical launch to Festival Afloat

By Andrea Palframan / July 8, 2022 /

Last night was magic.  We raised nearly $5k at Festival Afloat’s amazing Vancouver launch thanks to folks who donated and bought tickets. Our amazing sponsors Scout & Guayaki continue to match donations, dollar for dollar: give now.   Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the colour, the smiling faces, and the…

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Gourmet purveyors dish for Festival Afloat

By Andrea Palframan / July 4, 2022 /

In constructing the perfect charcuterie offering, it helps to have B.C.’s finest farmers, mixologists, fishers, cheesemakers and chefs on board. RAVEN is NOT a tour company: we’re a scrappy NGO raising legal defence funds to push back against ill-advised industries and create better laws with Indigenous Nations. But we have some seriously awesome friends, who…

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Meet the Providence: Festival Afloat’s floating stage

By Andrea Palframan / July 4, 2022 /

Paddle up to B.C.’s oldest ship to enjoy great music in support of RAVEN’s Indigenous justice campaigns. Protect marine ecosystems while rocking out to great bands at one of our floating concerts, or jump aboard for a ‘barefoot cruise’.

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hOMe Grown Living Foods nourishes Festival Afloat

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / June 30, 2022 /

Whole Foods pioneer Shani’s own healing journey has led her to create healthful and energizing hOMe Grown treats. Shani is excited to be sharing her nourishing ingredients as the chef for Festival Afloat, ensuring RAVEN’s crew and guests aboard barefoot cruises have gourmet vegan yumminess to sustain them. Shani’s Story hOMe Grown Living Foods was…

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A rock in the river: West Moberly shifts strategy on Site C

By Andrea Palframan / June 27, 2022 /

We know that pressing for rights in the courts is a strategic and powerful way to push back against unfettered development and to advance better laws benefiting future generations. You’ve stood with Indigenous Nations through some tough fights, and seen RAVEN celebrate the defeat of tar sands pipelines and open pit mines.  But: sometimes, infuriatingly,…

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Introducing Salt Spring singer Renée Layla, Festival Afloat 2022 performer!

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / June 27, 2022 /

Introducing Salt Spring singer, Renée Layla . Catch her performance July 14-16th for the Festival Afloat 2022 Salish Sea Tour. 

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10,000 days and counting: Neskantaga Nation copes with more than a quarter of a century on a boil water advisory.

By Karissa Chandrakate / June 21, 2022 /

As of Sunday June 19th 2022, Neskantaga First Nation has reached 10,000 days of a boil water advisory, meaning that they have no access to clean drinking water. This outrageous inequity has been persistent for 27 years. For the 25 year old Neskantaga First Nations member, Charla Moonias, having to boil water has been the…

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Digital Illustration of Adam Beach with text that reads "#365 Indigenous: Adam Beach"

#365 Indigenous: Adam Beach

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / June 17, 2022 /

In RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous series, meet Adam Beach: actor and activist from the Saulteaux First Nation.

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Awash in gratitude: $12k in one day.

By Karissa Chandrakate / June 10, 2022 /

World Ocean’s Day is over, but we are still doubling donations to Heiltsuk’s campaign. We raised $12k in one day – thanks to matching funds, and the generosity of this incredible movement.  In a case like Heiltsuk’s, there’s a long period between when a case is filed — usually sparking news coverage and attention on social…

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