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Elderflower tea supporting Secwepemc Nation

By Andrea Palframan / December 23, 2020 /

To celebrate winter solstice return of the sun, the good folks at Elderberry Farm bottled up some golden sunshine… with proceeds to RAVEN!

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Play-Thru-Crew launch “Twitch” fundraising page !

By Andrea Palframan / December 22, 2020 /

This is a new one for RAVEN – and a fun way to support Indigenous rights! A crew of gamers have banded together to host an online fundraiser for RAVEN. As part of a National Call to Action for Indigenous justice, Emma and their friends in amiskwaciywaskahikan (Edmonton) set up a charity stream on Twitch,…

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Lumi Gives

By Andrea Palframan / December 14, 2020 /

Lumi is supporting RAVEN as part of their goal of making the world a better place and supporting valuable work. Check out Lumi at lumi.gives

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Hex Metals in Solidarity

By Andrea Palframan / December 11, 2020 /

Since April 2020, 5% of each sale of Hex Metals handcrafted jewellery will be donated to support Wet’suewet’en land protectors via Raven. According to Hex, “This is more than a pipeline issue – it’s about Indigenous land sovereignty and continued violence by the colonial state. As a business run by a settler of colour, it…

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BlackBird Fabrics raise $3000 to support Indigenous Legal challenges!

By Karissa Chandrakate / December 9, 2020 /

We want to give a big THANK YOU to BlackBird Fabrics for fundraising to support Indigenous legal challenges. The small business recently raised $3000 all of which will go to supporting Indigenous access to justice. “Living and operating on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlil̓wətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples, we recognize how…

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What Impacts the Orcas Will Impact Us All

By Maia Wikler / December 2, 2020 /

During the summer of 2018, a stunned world watched in sorrow as a mother orca, Tahlequah, carried her dead newborn for at least 17 days for over 1,000 miles off the Pacific Northwest coast in an unprecedented display of grief. Tahlequah is a member of the J Pod of Southern Resident Killer Whales. The orcas…

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“OUTSPOKEN” – Songs and stories in solidarity

By Andrea Palframan / November 28, 2020 /

While your hatches may be battened down and your blankets snuggled close, we want to invite you – from the comfort of your sofa –  to meet some inspiring leaders on a special RAVEN year-end webinar.   Wednesday, December 16, join RAVEN to hear from activist, social worker, mother and Dane-zaa author Helen Knott. In 2020…

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VIDEO: We Are RAVEN, taking flight this Giving Tuesday

By Andrea Palframan / November 28, 2020 /

Today is Giving Tuesday.  Together, we are building a foundation for future generations grounded in respect, reciprocity, and shared stewardship values. This Giving Tuesday, we are proud to launch our new website: please share our new video and let folks in your network know about RAVEN!

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This Giving Tuesday, invest in relationships.

By Andrea Palframan / November 28, 2020 /

Relationships are at the heart of RAVEN’s work. We are honoured to support  Indigenous leaders who embody powerful, ancient, and resilient teachings. When people from all walks of life step forward to breathe life into this work, together we have an extraordinary impact.  This Giving Tuesday – December 1 – RAVEN hopes to raise $5k…

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Found in Translation: new perspectives on RAVEN’s mission

By Andrea Palframan / November 27, 2020 /

As anyone who speaks more than one language knows, the process of  translation can be opaque and imprecise, not to mention frustrating. Carried out with care and  consideration, however, it can also be  creative and insight-filled. Words like “reconciliation”, “solidarity”, and “justice” all have subjective meanings. So: what happens when we attempt to find equivalents…

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