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UK Bank backs oilsands lawsuit – Edmonton Journal, July 5, 2009

By RAVEN / July 6, 2009 / Comments Off on UK Bank backs oilsands lawsuit – Edmonton Journal, July 5, 2009

Beaver Lake Cree claim development tramples on traditional hunting and fishing grounds. please click here for more information (PDF file)

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Stop the Oilsands Boycott Launched by Ethical Consumer

By RAVEN / June 25, 2009 / Comments Off on Stop the Oilsands Boycott Launched by Ethical Consumer

Noting that the Canadian oil sands “threaten to unleash far more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than the planet can possibly cope with,” Ethical Consumer wants consumers to boycott all companies that profit from the oi sands.  And they cite the Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s legal challenge as a direct way to make a difference. You…

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Co-operative Bank donates funds to Beaver Lake Cree legal action

By RAVEN / June 17, 2009 / Comments Off on Co-operative Bank donates funds to Beaver Lake Cree legal action

As part of the The Co-operative Bank’s “Toxic Fuel” campaign, which supports the Beaver Lake Cree Nation legal action, the bank will be donating £100, 000 to charities and organisations involved in challenging the expansion of toxic fuels. The bank is asking colleagues and customers to vote on how to split the donation between three…

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Podcast from CFUV about proposed mining practices and impact on Teztan Biny (Fish Lake)

By RAVEN / June 12, 2009 / Comments Off on Podcast from CFUV about proposed mining practices and impact on Teztan Biny (Fish Lake)

Amy Crook of the Centre of Science in Public Participation is interviewed by Janelle Bandcroft on CFUV.  For the full interview you can listen to the podcast. Be advised Amy’s portion of the interview follows a conversation by Rev. Lucius Walker so you need to fast forward.  web.mac.com/bandcroft/Relative_Newz/Podcast/Entries/2009/6/11_Why_Cuba__Why_BC.html

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Cree lawsuit would drain energy royalties – Edmonton Journal

By RAVEN / June 12, 2009 / Comments Off on Cree lawsuit would drain energy royalties – Edmonton Journal

“Native band says 15,000 oilsands developments planned on ancestral land” Read the full article by Elise Stolte. please click here for more information (PDF file)

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Beaver Lake Cree Nation will continue to defend its treaty rights to stop the tar sands

By RAVEN / June 11, 2009 / Comments Off on Beaver Lake Cree Nation will continue to defend its treaty rights to stop the tar sands

The Beaver Lake Cree Nation issued a press release in response to Alberta and Canada’s pre-trial motions to the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench seeking to put a halt to the litigation.  Read the full release for more information. please click here for more information (PDF file)

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Scraping Bottom – National Geographic

By RAVEN / March 2, 2009 / Comments Off on Scraping Bottom – National Geographic

By Robert Kunzig – Once considered too expensive, as well as too damaging to the land, exploitation of Alberta’s oil sands is now a gamble worth billions.  To read this compelling article, please click here.

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Reckoning with grief, and responsibility

By Andrea Palframan / July 6, 2000 / Comments Off on Reckoning with grief, and responsibility

Lots of people want to have a bigger conversation about the horrors being unearthed at residential school sites. It’s also clear that – though we have a mandate from Indigenous Nations to fundraise on their behalf – we have to put down our tools and allow space for mourning.

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