Gathering Steam…. updates on BLCN and Fish Lake

By RAVEN / April 9, 2013 /

Some important developments in both our key programs to share with you.  For both, we currently have a bit of time to raise the funds that will be needed.  It’s the pause that refreshes, so to speak.BEAVER LAKE CREE MOVE TOWARDS TRIAL DATEIn the category of “Patience is a virtue,” we bring you this update. …

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New Prosperity Mine application found deficient again

By RAVEN / March 28, 2013 /

Tsilhqot’in Chiefs: company should fold up their tent and move onMarch 28, 2013, Tsilhqot’in Territory: Today the Tsilhqot’in Chiefs responded to the announcement by the Federal Review Panel for Taseko Mines Ltd.’s controversial “New” Prosperity Mine proposal that the company’s application remains deficient.  The Panel has issued a second deficiency statement and once again refused…

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You have until March 16th to have your say on the Taseko mine proposal.

By RAVEN / March 5, 2013 /

Taseko Mines would do well to remember the warnings of the Ides of March.  In resubmitting its environmental impact statement for its “New Prosperity” mine plan, following the scathing comments and dozens of revisions requested by various government departments, the company appears to assume all is well and that they will once again march forward…

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Can you spot what’s new on our website? We’re pretty excited about it!

By RAVEN / February 1, 2013 /

Hint:  It’s just over there to the right, underneath the big picture of former Chief Lameman, between 1% and Gifts That Give. RAVEN is now a participating charity in the incredible Aeroplan program that allows people to donate their miles so they can be used for things like flights, hotels, car rentals, even purchasing things. …

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Profile of a courageous campaigner – meet Crystal Lameman

By RAVEN / January 28, 2013 /

RAVEN is so proud to be working with Crystal – her fierce dedication and determination are inspiring!Crystal Lameman is a 30 year old mother of two and she is from and resides on the Beaver Lake Cree Nation which is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is a college and University graduate,…

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The Tsilhqot’in Go to Ottawa

By RAVEN / January 25, 2013 /

What that means and why it is important to their rejection of the Prosperity mine proposalOn Thursday, January 24, Canada’s top court issued a decision granting the Tsilhqot’in First Nation permission to appeal a ruling that rejected its claim to aboriginal title over 440,000 hectares of land.  Here is a synopsis of why there was a collective…

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NRDC Blog: New Analysis Shows Simple Math: Keystone XL Pipeline = Tar Sands Expansion = Climate Change

By RAVEN / January 18, 2013 /

(This blog is so informative, we thought we should share it!)New research confirms what we have heard time and again from the industry itself: the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be a direct cause of an increase in tar sands oil development. More tar sands oil taken out of the ground means more dangerous pollution that…

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We couldn’t have said it better… thanks Bill! The crux of Idle No More.

By RAVEN / January 10, 2013 /

Bill McKibben, of fame, has written a cogent analysis of the current Idle No More movement.  And his conclusion is one that we have been espousing for the past three years. But there’s a stumbling block they hadn’t counted on, and that was the resurgent power of the Aboriginal Nations. Some Canadian tribes have signed treaties with…

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The case of the Fisherman versus the Queen

By Andrea Palframan / October 30, 2012 /

R v Adams Year: 1996 Court: Supreme Court of Canada Citation: [1996] 3 S.C.R. 101 Location: QC TAGS: Constitutional; Fishing Rights Aboriginal rights are a broader concept than aboriginal title and are not limited to areas where a group has proven title. These rights exist throughout Canada and exist equally through areas of French and…

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An Ecologist’s Perspective on the Beaver Lake Cree Ruling

By RAVEN / April 13, 2012 /

Comments from an ecologist’s perspective on the ruling of Madam Justice B. A. Browne, Alberta Court of Queens Bench, March 28, 2012 re Canada and Alberta vs Beaver Lake Cree Nation. Josef Kuhn MSc, RPBio, April, 2012. Justice Browne has made a significant contribution to the growing list of court rulings that establish the standing…

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