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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