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By RAVEN / November 30, 2022 /

Ever find yourself in a conversation about Indigenous rights that goes sideways? We’ve all been there. Whether you get tongue tied trying to explain ‘unceded territory’, or red in the face when trying to confront racist viewpoints, tackling the complexities of how we got to where we are right now as a country is tricky…

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John Borrows – On Mindfulness, and Indigenous Law

By Andrea Palframan / November 9, 2022 /

John Borrows is a member of RAVEN’s legal advisory panel and is co-founder of the joint Common Law and Indigenous Law program at the University of Victoria, the first of its kind. He spoke as part of Sorrento Centre’s Mindfulness and Indigenous Law Conference, sharing beautiful stories and teachings on Indigenous law from his Chippewan of the Nawash Nation and ancestors.

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Truth Before Reconciliation: Wenecwtsin Wayne Christian

By Andrea Palframan / November 9, 2022 /

Wayne Christian (Secwépemc and Syilx Okanagan) shares about his family’s experiences with the Sixties Scoop, and how through revitalization of Indigenous law and traditions is sustaining a new generation of knowledge keepers and land protectors.

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Think B.C.’s mineral tenure system is a joke? So do we.

By Andrea Palframan / November 7, 2022 /

For a $25 fee, you can start prospecting all over B.C: without even notifying the Nation whose land you are on. Put a stop to that: donate.

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Trick or Treaty? An Update on the Beaver Lake Cree Nation Campaign

By RAVEN / October 31, 2022 /

When Beaver Lake Cree Nation declared victory in the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) last March, we didn’t think we’d be telling you this. But: despite a win in the highest court in the land… Beaver Lake Cree Nation (BLCN) is back in court and having to prove, yet again, that they are indeed unable to afford to pay the full cost of its Defend the Treaties trial.

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Aerial view of the Nathan E Stewart spill clean up attempts

VIDEO: A Community-Led Approach to an Environmental Impact Assessment

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / October 13, 2022 /

Environmental Impact Assessments are standard protocol after an oil spill like the one that occurred in Heiltsuk waters after the Nathan E. Stewart tug ran aground on October 13, 2016. But who leads them, and how they are done is not so simple. 

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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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