Site C Dam

Photo collage of Chiefs Roland Willson, Smogelgem and Ruben George

VIDEO: Busting BC’s Dependency on Fossil Fuel

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / November 18, 2021 /

In the Busting the Fossil Fuel Corridor webinar, hosted by The West Coast Climate Action Network in partnership with RAVEN, we were joined by three Indigenous Land protectors whose voices and stories showed us just how much impact we can have when we work as a collective and hold on to hope of a cleaner future.

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Tranquil evening on the water for West Moberly First Nations.

By RAVEN / August 4, 2021 /

Thank you to everyone who came out to our second floating concert in Victoria in support of the legal challenges of West Moberly First Nations! On July 29th, we hosted our second concert on the Gorge to raise funds to West Moberly First Nations’ legal challenge to Site C Dam. The Nation is pursuing a…

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A flood of support to protect the Peace

By Andrea Palframan / August 4, 2021 /

When we planned to get together for a different kind of “Paddle for the Peace” this summer, we expected a smattering of supporters to float up for a mellow evening of music and friendship in Victoria. That’s exactly what happened. But what we didn’t predict was what big waves our “Festival Afloat” would make! From…

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A beautiful evening on the water for West Moberly First Nations.

By RAVEN / July 23, 2021 /

Last night, at the first in RAVEN’s ‘Festival Afloat” concert series on Victoria’s Gorge waterway, we heard the Songhees story of Camossung and how the rocks in the the tidal inlet at the narrows were formed by Hayls, the creator, and how camas came to be the staple food of the Songhees people from knowledge…

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Love letters to the Peace Valley

By Andrea Palframan / May 17, 2021 /

A night of sharing. A film to evoke the beauty and loss in the Peace Valley. And a community of guardians, gathering strength to stand together. Last Wednesday, the RAVEN community gathered, witnessed, and shone. As we contemplate the long road to protect the Peace River from Site C Dam, it’s moments like these –…

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West Moberly First Nations wins key motion in Treaty infringement challenge over Site C

By Ana Simeon / May 4, 2021 /

BC and BC Hydro must disclose information on dam safety and cost. On April 30, the BC Supreme Court ordered B.C. and BC Hydro to disclose to West Moberly First Nations the full, unredacted Milburn Report and all appendices, as well as all documents relating to the projected final cost and safety of Site C…

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VIDEO: Chief Roland Willson & expert panel on Site C

By Andrea Palframan / April 21, 2021 /

On April 20th, over 300 people gathered on a warm spring evening to hear from West Moberly Chief Roland Willson, who presented a chilling map of cumulative impacts of industry on his Treaty 8 territory. Willson was joined by Kai Nagata of Dogwood, who explained that his reporting beat covering corruption in mega-projects prepared him…

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Site C campaign takes off with matching funds

By Ana Simeon / April 14, 2021 /

Just as West Moberly First Nations was headed to court to argue their critical motion to compel B.C. to release key documents on dam safety and costs, a “Group of Seven” generous donors stepped up to offer $50K in matching funds.

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Premier Sinks Billions More into Risky Site C “Fix” without Consulting First Nations or Public

By RAVEN / March 2, 2021 /

On the last Friday in February, 2021, Premier John Horgan announced his government’s decision not to cancel the Site C project despite serious safety risks arising from bank instability at the proposed dam site. Instead, the NDP will plunge billions into a major redesign of the critical structures needed to support the proposed earthfill dam.…

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Got a Stake in the Peace?

By Andrea Palframan / February 26, 2021 /

Do you care about Indigenous rights, food security and preserving important lands and waters for  future generations? Then why not  join over 1300 people who have pitched in to plant yellow stakes in the hillside above the Site C Dam.  Farmers Ken and Arlene Boon were looking for a way to make their voices heard…

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