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Long Live the Reckoning: an Indigenous-informed lens on the passing of the Queen

By RAVEN / September 8, 2022 /

Across the country, reactions are pouring in over the passing of Queen Elizabeth 2nd.  It has us thinking about grace, and goodness.  We send the Queen’s family our condolences. But: the office itself was part of a colonial tradition responsible for cultural genocide around the world. Institutions like the monarchy are designed to dazzle people…

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A person holding a large net sits at the edge of a rushing body of water

Salmon BBQ + Indigenous film night with Trevor Mack and former Chief Roger Williams on SSI

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / September 1, 2022 /

Join award-winning filmmaker Trevor Mack to enjoy fresh, wild caught salmon from Tsilhqot’in territory & a discussion/film screening. What a beautiful way to celebrate this year’s bumper sockeye return, and support Indigenous storytelling & film. 

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close up of reading glasses and a pen on top of a messy pile of sheet music

2022 Harmony Foundation Essay Prize: Li Keur: Riel Heart of the North

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / August 22, 2022 /

RAVEN is excited to announce the 2022 winning essay in the Harmony Foundation Essay Contest from Nicole Stonyk, Li Keur: Riel Heart of the North.

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Desirée Dawson smiles on the deck of the Providence tall ship. In the background is a flat of Guayakí Yerba Mate

Festival Afloat 2022: Music, Food, and Sponsors

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / August 16, 2022 /

Festival Afloat 2022: the Salish Sea Tour came together in a beautiful culmination of music, food, paddling, and raising funds and awareness for Indigenous access to justice. We raised over $50,000 for Heiltsuk’s and Gitxaała’s legal campaigns. None of this could have happened without the support from our incredible sponsors or the performances and storytelling from the different musicians and knowledge keepers.

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A Joyful Sunday Dance Party with Ciranda

By Andrea Palframan / August 8, 2022 /

On a hot, sunny afternoon on Salt Spring Island, the streets rang out with the sounds of samba thanks to a very special visit by Brazilian inspired sextet Ciranda. Hailing from as far as Japan and as close as Vancouver, the 6 member band was joined by local Cuban percussionist Jose Sanchez, along with Samba…

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The providence tall ship anchored in the water surrounded by paddlers. The logos from "Scout" and "RAVEN" are centered across the image.

Thank-you Scout, Festival Afloat 2022’s presenting sponsor

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / July 26, 2022 /

Thank-you Scout Canning, the presenting sponsor of RAVEN’s Festival Afloat 2022 Salish Sea Tour. Read more about Scout’s sustainable seafood and their founder, Charlotte Langley.

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Ciranda benefit concert graphic with digital illustrations of folks playing music.

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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