Site C Dam

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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7 Reasons Why Site C Dam is a Terrible Idea

By Andrea Palframan / February 23, 2021 /

Despite outcry from Indigenous, environmental, and economic critics, the Site C project staggers on.  In addition to serious geological issues that have bloated project costs and may make the dam impossible to build safely (or at all),  Site C faces vigorous opposition by Indigenous Peoples. West Moberly First Nation, a signatory to Treaty 8, refuses…

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A Shout out to RAVEN’s Amazing Site-C Business Donors!

By Andrea Palframan / October 17, 2016 /

We are so grateful to the businesses who stepped up to support our No Site-C campaign. Thank you for acting out of the courage of your convictions to put your business on the line and stand up for Indigenous justice. With gratitude, The RAVEN Team. Golden Ears Farm, Mason Street Farm, Yogacara Whistler, Uprising Breads Bakery,…

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Meet the People of the Justice for the Peace Caravan

By Andrea Palframan / September 23, 2016 /

Hear young Indigenous voices on why they dropped everything to travel 4,500 km by bus to stop the Site-C Dam.  

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