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PODCAST: Ed Jensen – Walking the Path of Respect

By Andrea Palframan / March 15, 2021 /

Just as his Nation embarks on an historic Title Action to assert Indigenous sovereignty over traditional territories that were never ceded through treaty, Jensen is involved in practicing, teaching and breathing life into Secwepemc hunting traditions. Grounded in Secwepemc laws that were taught to him by his uncles and grandfather, Jensen is bringing those traditions…

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Photographer donates profits to Indigenous legal challenges!

By Karissa Chandrakate / March 10, 2021 /

We would like to send a big THANK YOU to Richie Graham Photography for choosing RAVEN as their 1% for the planet recipient! “With gratitude for the natural beauty that surrounds us—and as part of my commitment to meaningful environmental preservation—100% of the profits from the sale of my work are donated to 1% for the…

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Sḵwálwen Botanicals: in conversation with ethnobotanist & founder Leigh Joseph

By RAVEN / March 10, 2021 /

Sḵwálwen Botanicals is an incredible Indigenous founded and led business, setting forth a business model rooted in relationship, reciprocity and well-being to the land and to community.  For RAVEN’s In Conversation series via Instagram, we spoke with Leigh Joseph (ancestral name Styawat), an ethnobotanist and entrepreneur from the Squamish First Nation. She contributes to cultural…

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PODCAST: Indigenous Foodways Series with Jess Housty & Granny’s Gardens

By Andrea Palframan / March 8, 2021 /

This episode is Part 1 in our series on Indigenous Foodways. We’re talking with Jess Housty from her kitchen in Bella Bella. Jess shares with us the story of her community’s Granny’s Gardens: a food sovereignty project that is rooted within the traditions of the Heiltsuk Nation on British Columbia’s central coast.  The Nathan E.…

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The People vs. TMX: Meet Erin Hanson

By RAVEN / March 3, 2021 /

Since 2016, RAVEN has stood together with Indigenous Nations in opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX). The pipeline would run through salmon-bearing streams, parks and Indigenous communities before loading ships with toxic diluted bitumen. The Pull Together community has raised an amazing $650k to support legal challenges to the project. Through its Sacred…

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Got a Stake in the Peace?

By Andrea Palframan / February 26, 2021 /

Do you care about Indigenous rights, food security and preserving important lands and waters for  future generations? Then why not  join over 1300 people who have pitched in to plant yellow stakes in the hillside above the Site C Dam.  Farmers Ken and Arlene Boon were looking for a way to make their voices heard…

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VIDEO: Indigenous Voices, From the Grassroots to the Courts

By Andrea Palframan / February 26, 2021 /

Co-hosted by RAVEN Trust and Stop Ecocide Canada, this webinar aims to raise awareness on how an international crime of ecocide could uphold Indigenous rights and benefit Indigenous land defenders & water protectors. Moderated by Suzanne Dhaliwal, climate justice creative, campaigner, researcher, lecturer in environmental justice and trainer in creative strategies for decolonisation, a powerful…

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PODCAST: Indigenous Power with Judith Sayers

By Andrea Palframan / February 23, 2021 /

Our guest on this episode is pioneering human rights lawyer and trailblazer on the path to Indigenous sovereignty, Dr. Judith Sayers.  We spoke with Judith in late summer of 2020, just as her community was reeling from the violent murder of Chantal Moore at the hands of police.  Hear from participants in the Indigenous Justice…

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Su-á-pu-luck– A man on the threshold of change

By RAVEN / February 22, 2021 /

This is a guest post by Rachel Ivey,  graduate in Environmental Science McGill University. You can see the rest of the articles in this series about Indigenous justice champions here. The image is of what’s known as the Joe Capilano Blanket, which Su-á-pu-luck wore on his trip to England to lobby King Edward VII. In…

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Elderberry Farmers in Solidarity with Secwepemc

By Maia Wikler / February 20, 2021 /

For RAVEN’s “In Conversation” series via Instagram, we spoke with Louise Lecouffe from Elderberry Grove about her inspiring efforts to fundraise for RAVEN’s campaign supporting Secwepmenc Nation.  For the last 12,000 years, the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation has managed the land and resources of their unceded territory in interior B.C. Their traditional knowledge and stewardship…

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