Pull Together

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Seeing Beauty: A Photographic Exhibit to Benefit RAVEN

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / May 16, 2022 /

Join RAVEN, Discovery Coffee, Victoria Cecchini and friends for the launch party on June 23rd at Discovery Coffee 2550 Rock Bay Ave. All photographs on display will be for sale on the evening of the event and afterwards, every print sold in connection with the event will go to RAVEN.

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A group of runners participating in the Run for FUNds race at Elk Lake Park on April 2, 2022

Running for FUNds with RAVEN champions

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / April 26, 2022 /

On April 2, 2022 a group of runners took to the trail at Elk Lake to raise funds and awareness for Indigenous sovereignty and marine life conservation.

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Look ma, no pipelines! Indigenous power is coming from renewables 

By Andrea Palframan / March 22, 2022 /

Saddling Indigenous communities with stranded assets — on top of climate disaster and desecrated lands — is no way to set relationships right. 

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Water is life: a final chapter for Pull Together

By RAVEN / March 9, 2022 /

Water is life. That’s the organizing principle that drew so many of us together to fight the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project. Whether you are from the prairies or the mountains, the coast or the interior, you care deeply about leaving a legacy for future generations. And, you put your energy, donations, advocacy and…

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Stop enforcing unjust injunctions: an open letter to RCMP on TMX

By Andrea Palframan / January 2, 2021 /

The following letter has been signed by a growing list of NGOs, community organizations and activists. It calls on police who enforce injunctions that violate Indigenous rights to uphold international agreements (UNDRIP, Paris Climate Accord) and consider their special responsibility to treat Indigenous Peoples with fairness after generations of enforcing brutal residential school family separations.

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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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Lummi Leads Cross-Border Action and Solidarity to stop TMX

By Maia Wikler / October 23, 2020 /

Amid a climate crisis, the assertion of Indigenous rights in the courts is a powerful tool that supersedes electoral politics. Parties may come and go, but legal precedents leave an enduring legacy for future generations.   We’ve seen  four years of politics that touted a ‘reconciliation agenda’ — while steamrolling Indigenous nation’s concerns about expanding pipelines.  In…

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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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What this pipeline needs is a good quashing

By Andrea Palframan / August 28, 2020 /

August 30 is the anniversary of the day, back in 2018, when the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the TMX pipeline. The decision set an important precedent. The court found the government failed to properly consult First Nations on the Trans Mountain project. It also found the government’s approval of the project violated its responsibility…

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Stop TMX Webinar ft. THE WILDS and 20-day tree sit protector, Dr. Takaro

By Maia Wikler / August 21, 2020 /

Join a webinar on Thursday August 27th and find out about grassroots efforts to sustain opposition to the Trans Mountain (TMX) pipeline and tankers project.  This one-hour virtual gathering will be hosted by the Sustainabiliteens, and feature music from Holly Arntzen & Kevin Wright – aka The WILDS.  Speakers include professor Dr. Tim Takaro, who will…

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