A remarkable floating fundraiser for remarkable times

By Andrea Palframan / September 2, 2020 /

A group of islanders have found a unique way to host a covid-safe, socially distanced fundraiser. Thursday, September 3’s “Throw a Boat Down” event will be a paddle-powered, floating concert in support of RAVEN. The show will be livestreamed to audiences everywhere from a floating stage anchored just off the coast of Salt Spring Island.…

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Folk that Pipeline Raises $10K for First Nations to stop TMX

By Maia Wikler / July 17, 2020 /

Over 1000+ people signed up for last night’s “Folk The Pipeline” festival. This incredible community raised over $10k to ignite the next phase of support for Indigenous legal action against Trans Mountain. With stellar sets by Dan Mangan, The Wilds and Luke Wallace, we came together with warmth and solidarity to renew our commitments to…

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Bananas not Bitumen: Baking in solidarity with Beaver Lake Cree

By Maia Wikler / June 11, 2020 /

We are blown away by the ingenuity, commitment and creativity of this community that never ceases to amaze, even with the challenges of a pandemic! Marianne, an artist based in Victoria, BC has been known to trade her pottery wheel for a baking oven when solidarity calls. This May, Marianne whipped up her signature banana…

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Inspiring 10 year-old Organizes Online Birthday Fundraiser for Indigenous Rights!

By Maia Wikler / April 21, 2020 /

This week, we were especially inspired by a brilliant Solidarity from Home action by a 10-year old who decided to use his birthday as an opportunity to fundraise for RAVEN. He says he chose RAVEN because of his concern and support for Wet’suwet’en against the Coastal GasLink pipeline and wanted to keep that momentum going. …

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Community Members raise over $7,500 for Heiltsuk

By Maia Wikler / April 8, 2020 /

The Reconciliation Committee of the Vancouver Quaker Meeting organized a film screening of Raven People Rising to raise funds and awareness for the Heiltsuk Nation. The Heiltsuk Nation is taking an oil shipping company and Canada to court over a catastrophic diesel oil spill in their territory. With a robust and devoted event organizing team,…

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Ottawa event for Wet’suwet’en Justice fund kicks off March 28

By Andrea Palframan / March 9, 2020 /

A benefit concert as a part of the WE ARE THE STRONGHOLD collective action to support the legal defense fund of Wet’suwet’en protectors of land, air and water. Let’s dance, sing, and make a noise to support the Wet’suwet’en Clans and houses, whose rights and title to their unceded territory (Yintah) in northern British Columbia…

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Olympia and Seattle step up for Coast Heroes

By Andrea Palframan / February 26, 2018 /

Picture this: a group of Indigenous drummers form a circle around a bust of George Washington.  As their song and drumbeats reverberate through the marbled dome of the state legislature, lobbyists and officials stand in tight clusters outside the chambers where bills are being debated, talking intently. Zoom in to Frank and Kathy Brown, their…

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Claire Elizabeth Launches Art Fundraiser to Benefit RAVEN

By Andrea Palframan / April 19, 2017 /

Claire Elizabeth moved to BC a year ago for a life more connected to the outdoors after 4 years travelling around the world and living in London UK. She fell in love with the natural surroundings of BC and started to relax into a calmer rhythm of life. Claire has worked as a professional engineer…

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Poets for the Peace ~ August 28

By Andrea Palframan / August 24, 2016 /

Please join us for a special night of Poetry  to protect the Peace River and raise funds for the Treaty 8 legal challenge! In solidarity with the Justice for the Peace Caravan who will be arriving in Ottawa (Haudenosaunee territories), we’re hosting a powerful group of artists and poets who will be sharing their voices…

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