Flipping the script on the Doctrine of Discovery

By RAVEN / May 30, 2022 /

This week an amazing team of Indigenous filmmakers got together to plot out the trajectory of a RAVEN documentary film being shot in and around Kamloops BC. Here we go….. it’s day 5, and we’re sitting in a circle, working out the script. The team wrestles with the Doctrine of Discovery and its papal decree…

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A journey to B.C.’s sage lands

By RAVEN / May 21, 2022 /

In 2019, RAVEN travelled to Secwepemc territory to begin filming a documentary. Then: covid hit. After a two-year pause, we’re back on the land near Kamloops, B.C. to pick up the thread of story. We’re working in collaboration with a group of local youth, together with Indigenous film mentors from media educators InPath.  Intended as…

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Secwepemc Nation: Reclaiming Land, Sustaining Culture

By Maia Wikler / November 20, 2020 /

RAVEN envisions a day when Secwepemc Nation’s title to the land is reflected in land use practices that incorporate the caretaker values that have kept this land and waters healthy since time immemorial. RAVEN is excited to be working with Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation to secure Aboriginal title to unceded traditional territory in interior B.C.…

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Our Vision? A Country Where Democracy Thrives with Honoured Indigenous Rights

By Maia Wikler / January 20, 2020 /

RAVEN’s vision is a country where constitutional democracy is flourishing because Indigenous laws, rights and stewardship values are honoured. We are spotlighting some of our favourite programs aimed at exploring, honouring and understanding Indigenous laws in BC. West Coast Environmental Law: Revitalizing Indigenous law for Land, Air and Water (RELAW) “For thousands of years, Indigenous…

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Secwepemc win motion for elders to give oral history evidence as a group

By Andrea Palframan / June 10, 2019 /

photo by Paul David Shea/courtesy of Photographers Without Borders We congratulate Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation on setting this important precedent even before the main hearing in their title case! In his decision, Justice Patrice Abrioux of the BC Supreme Court allowed “panel deposition” testimony of four Secwepemc elders. Unlike the usual proceedings in the Canadian…

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Declaration of Support for the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation

By Andrea Palframan / April 9, 2017 /

RAVEN is honoured to express our utmost support to Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation in their exercise of Free, Prior and Informed Consent with regards to the proposed Ajax mine project. By withdrawing Free, Prior and Informed Consent to the development of the lands and resources at Pípsell (Jacko Lake and Area) for the purposes of…

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