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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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PODCAST: Cultural Refugia with Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner

By Andrea Palframan / March 23, 2021 /

Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner reveals the intricacies of interspecies dynamics that underlie Indigenous People’s deep affinity to the lands and waters.

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BC has a secret. First Nations demand they reveal it

By Andrea Palframan / March 20, 2021 /

In an era of “reconciliation”, scientific evidence that directly affects Indigenous livelihoods, culture and Treaty rights is still being shrouded in secrecy. Are Nations supposed to simply accept BC’s word that the dam is safe? No dam(n) way.

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In conversation with Wet’suwet’en advocate Delee Nikal

By RAVEN / March 17, 2021 /

For RAVEN’s “In Conversation” series via Instagram, we spoke with Delee Nikal, a Wet’suwet’en woman & Gidimt’en clan member.

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INTERVIEW: Re-awakening Community with Nuskmata

By RAVEN / March 17, 2021 /

Spring is a time of renewal, and on coastal territories, communities are eagerly awaiting herring eggs and oolichan grease. For Nuskmata (Jacinda Mack – second from left in above photo), from Secwepemc and Nuxalk, the season is a reawakening for community, harvesting medicines and nurturing relationships.  For RAVEN’s “In Conversation” series via Instagram, we spoke…

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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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