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VIDEO: All About Generational Giving

By Andrea Palframan / May 27, 2021 /

The transfer of wealth that will take place in the next generation has a huge potential to empower RAVEN’s Indigenous partners. Facing unsustainable industrial development, the Nations we work with are taking courageous legal action to uphold their stewardship responsibilities and defend precious land, air and water for future generations.  Check out the video below to…

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PHOTOS: The Story of Heiltsuk Nation’s spawn-on-kelp fishery

By Andrea Palframan / May 17, 2021 /

Story by Megan Humchitt, Heiltsuk Nation Spring is the time you’ll find Heiltsuk mariners out on the water, harvesting herring spawn on kelp (SOK). This ancient fishery involves hanging weighted kelp, “y̓ák̓a” – stringy kelp -”q̓áq̓ḷ̓ís” – flat kelp, and “h̓a̓ṇ́t” hemlock branches or trees placed in the ocean where the herring are known to…

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Love letters to the Peace Valley

By Andrea Palframan / May 17, 2021 /

A night of sharing. A film to evoke the beauty and loss in the Peace Valley. And a community of guardians, gathering strength to stand together. Last Wednesday, the RAVEN community gathered, witnessed, and shone. As we contemplate the long road to protect the Peace River from Site C Dam, it’s moments like these –…

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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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