#SolidarityFromHome

Sovereign Lands and Liberated Peoples: How Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty Movements Are Building Better Worlds.

By RAVEN / April 1, 2021 /

Guest blog by Aya ƛapisim/Clappis, a Somalinimo-Nuučaan̓ułʔatḥ writer and researcher living on the unceded homelands of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen peoples. After a year of mass demonstrations, protests, non-violent direct actions, vigils, and the creation of mutual aid networks, Black and Indigenous communities have been experiencing immense grief, rage, anger, beauty, love, solidarity, and creativity…

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PODCAST: Cultural Refugia with Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner

By Andrea Palframan / March 23, 2021 /

Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner reveals the intricacies of interspecies dynamics that underlie Indigenous People’s deep affinity to the lands and waters.

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In conversation with Wet’suwet’en advocate Delee Nikal

By RAVEN / March 17, 2021 /

For RAVEN’s “In Conversation” series via Instagram, we spoke with Delee Nikal, a Wet’suwet’en woman & Gidimt’en clan member.

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INTERVIEW: Re-awakening Community with Nuskmata

By RAVEN / March 17, 2021 /

Spring is a time of renewal, and on coastal territories, communities are eagerly awaiting herring eggs and oolichan grease. For Nuskmata (Jacinda Mack – second from left in above photo), from Secwepemc and Nuxalk, the season is a reawakening for community, harvesting medicines and nurturing relationships.  For RAVEN’s “In Conversation” series via Instagram, we spoke…

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Sḵwálwen Botanicals: in conversation with ethnobotanist & founder Leigh Joseph

By RAVEN / March 10, 2021 /

Sḵwálwen Botanicals is an incredible Indigenous founded and led business, setting forth a business model rooted in relationship, reciprocity and well-being to the land and to community.  For RAVEN’s In Conversation series via Instagram, we spoke with Leigh Joseph (ancestral name Styawat), an ethnobotanist and entrepreneur from the Squamish First Nation. She contributes to cultural…

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The People vs. TMX: Meet Erin Hanson

By RAVEN / March 3, 2021 /

Since 2016, RAVEN has stood together with Indigenous Nations in opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion (TMX). The pipeline would run through salmon-bearing streams, parks and Indigenous communities before loading ships with toxic diluted bitumen. The Pull Together community has raised an amazing $650k to support legal challenges to the project. Through its Sacred…

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Horizontal Uprising: a model for impact organizing

By Andrea Palframan / February 26, 2021 /

RAVEN’s presentation on Communications Engagement & Strategy as part of the University of Toronto/Queens University hosted “Watering the Grassroots” conference. Transcript of talk: I’m Andrea Palframan, she her pronouns, and I live on the unceded territories of the Hulqiminum speaking peoples, on an island called Chuan or Salt Spring. My work with RAVEN is part…

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Elderberry Farmers in Solidarity with Secwepemc

By Maia Wikler / February 20, 2021 /

For RAVEN’s “In Conversation” series via Instagram, we spoke with Louise Lecouffe from Elderberry Grove about her inspiring efforts to fundraise for RAVEN’s campaign supporting Secwepmenc Nation.  For the last 12,000 years, the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation has managed the land and resources of their unceded territory in interior B.C. Their traditional knowledge and stewardship…

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“Full Fledged Tricksters”: Val Napoleon & the Indigenous Law Research Unit

By Andrea Palframan / February 2, 2021 /

On this episode, we took a walk with the  director of the world’s first Joint Degree Program in Indigenous and Common Law, Val Napoleon, and her colleague Rebecca Johnson. Meet Julianna Alexander, a Secwepmec elder and research partner with the Indigenous Law Research Unit, and student researcher and JID student Carolyn Belleau. Hear from this dynamic…

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Art as Activism with Fanny Aishaa

By Maia Wikler / January 27, 2021 /

The power of art can move us to bring about change. Art can be an essential tool in mobilizing communities to act for justice by spurring the capacity to imagine a better world. Fanny Aishaa is a renowned visual artist and muralist whose work has coloured streets from Montreal to community spaces in Brazil and…

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