Organizers

Filipinx community fundraises for Heiltsuk Nation!

By Karissa Chandrakate / January 28, 2021 /

We would like to give a special thanks to Pinay Collection for raising $400 for Heiltsuk Nation! On January 30th, Pinay Collection hosted Usap Tayo pod – a space where community gathers to learn skills, share stories, reflect on their experiences as Pina/xys and (re/un)learn about Black and Indigenous solidarity building. They engaged virtually on…

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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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Wenatchee, WA 350.org host fundraising screening for the Tar Sands Trial

By RAVEN / November 21, 2018 /

Our allies in Washington State are screening “The Human Element” in support of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation. Renowned photographer James Balog (CHASING ICE) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements— air, earth, fire and water— to frame his journey, Balog explores…

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Learn Cutting Edge Online Fundraising + Organizing Strategies: Webinar!

By RAVEN / October 31, 2018 /

Interested in learning more about organizing + fundraising? Join a webinar with RAVEN’s Ana Simeon and Tar Sands Trial organizer Brendan Campbell on November 6th, 4:30 P.S.T. RSVP: ana@raventrust.com. RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) has used state-of-the-art digital tools to amplify and grow the power of grassroots movements. Find out how you can lean…

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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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