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UBC Environmental Law Group turns rags to riches with giant clothing swap/sale!

By RAVEN / March 24, 2017 /

UBC’s Environmental Law Group found an original way to support Pull Together. They held a clothing, footwear and accessories sale. Such an easy way to pull together friends, recycle those unwanted items and turn spring cleaning into cash. Organizers say, “Together we raised $1,123 for RAVEN Trust’s Pull Together campaign! Thank you so much for donating, shopping,…

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Pull Together House Party

By RAVEN / March 23, 2017 /

Hosts of an upcoming house party “fun”draiser shard their thinking behind the great idea of opening their home – and getting their dancing shoes on – for Indigenous legal rights. “We are so excited and grateful to be hosting this event on the Coast Salish territories of WSANEC on the land of the Tsawout First…

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Highlights from the brilliant Many Paddles, One Canoe fundraiser

By RAVEN / March 22, 2017 /

Our hearts are full after a day of profound learning and joyful solidarity. Why we fight, and why we must win, is outlined poignantly in the words of Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Chief Jackie Thomas, Bill McKibben, Jess Housty, Eriel Deranger, Clayton Thomas Muller and everyone who made our Pull Together Vancouver kickoff event such…

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Drums ring out on Salt Spring Island

By RAVEN / March 20, 2017 /

It’s  wonderful to hear the ringing of 17 handdrums that came to life in a workshop on Salt Spring Island. Led by Cowichan musician and traditional teacher Hwiemtun, students learned lore and history of drumming and drum making, then set to work soaking, stretching, threading and tightening their drums under the patient tutelage of Hwiemtun…

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Keep your dirty hands off our ocean: Gabriola Island rallies against Kinder Morgan

By RAVEN / March 20, 2017 /

A group of rowdy singers, marchers and dancers showed up on Gabriola Island to sing a long with Luke Wallace in support of Pull Together. Despite the rain there was fun and laughter even as we confronted the deadly serious prospect of tarsands oil on the Salish Sea. Who knew stopping a pipeline could be…

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Denman Island opens up for Pull Together

By RAVEN / March 18, 2017 /

Denman Island Open Stage opened their doors and their hearts to Pull Together this Thursday, on the first stop of our Salish Sea Tour! In a cozy community hall with a wood stove blazing in the corner, the island community gathered together and shared their many talents.   Special guest Luke Wallace performed and hosted the evening, while a diverse set of…

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Calling all coast protectors to Walk for the Salish Sea

By RAVEN / March 16, 2017 /

The Salish Sea and all the waters flowing down through the Fraser river basin and surrounding communties are at risk from the Kinder Morgan pipeline/tanker expansion. Now is the time to walk the talk on climate justice/clean energy, indigenous rights, marine protection and local democracy – before it’s too late. That’s why we’re calling on defenders of…

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Together, First Nations Defeated Enbridge. Kinder Morgan’s Next

By RAVEN / March 15, 2017 /

When Saik’uz First Nation and the Yinka Dene Alliance first joined other First Nationsto declare that the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines and tankers project would not be permitted in our territories, there were many people who said the project was too big to stop.

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7 speakers. $30k. One incredible day.

By RAVEN / March 9, 2017 /

How do you know when you’re going to win? When you put seven incredible speakers in front of 350 people (and other 3500 online via live streaming) —  and raise thirty thousand dollars in one amazing afternoon. With Saturday’s “Many Paddles, One Canoe” event, the Pull Together campaign crested our first big wave. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve now…

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Salish Sea Tour rocks the islands to stop Kinder Morgan

By RAVEN / March 9, 2017 /

An epic tour of ports all across the Salish Sea is being brought together by communities who are ready to fight Kinder Morgan. Starting in the Gulf Islands, the Salish Sea vs. Kinder Morgan tour begins on Denman Island and touches down on Gabriola for a musical afternoon rally, hits Quadra for a screening of…

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