How to beat a giant: Join Tsilhqot’in chiefs for a webinar

By Andrea Palframan / June 17, 2020 /

You may have heard about the recent legal win that resulted in the final and irreversible rejection of the New Prosperity Mine in Tsilhqot’in territory. Moments — and victories — like this are hard won and uncommon, so we want to mark the moment with a celebration.  On Thursday, June 18, join Tsilhqot’in leaders for a…

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Bananas not Bitumen: Baking in solidarity with Beaver Lake Cree

By Maia Wikler / June 11, 2020 /

We are blown away by the ingenuity, commitment and creativity of this community that never ceases to amaze, even with the challenges of a pandemic! Marianne, an artist based in Victoria, BC has been known to trade her pottery wheel for a baking oven when solidarity calls. This May, Marianne whipped up her signature banana…

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Five Indigenous-led Movements for Ocean Protection

By Maia Wikler / June 10, 2020 /

Forests are known as the lungs of the Earth: a source for clean air and carbon filtration. But oceans are also living, breathing carbon sinks that give life – and air – to the planet. During World Oceans Week, let’s give homage to the oceans that sustain life from the depths below the surface. As is the…

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Justice for Black, Brown and Indigenous Lives: A message of solidarity from RAVEN

By Susan Smitten / June 3, 2020 /

We stand in solidarity with the hundreds of thousands of peaceful protestors who are in the streets and on their feet to defend the dignity of the lives of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC). The outcry over the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota at the knee of a white police officer has…

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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes: An Insider’s Look at the Tar Sands Trial

By Andrea Palframan / May 29, 2020 /

Want the backstory on the Tar Sands Trial? Watch the video of a powerful discussion between Beaver Lake Cree’s Crystal Lameman, lawyer Karey Brooks, and RAVEN Campaigns Director Ana Simeon. Crystal Lameman led us through a history of the Tar Sands Trial legal action. She says, “Our nation is tired of how industry runs amok…

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VIDEO – We Are Unfrackable – episode 3 with Robin Tress and Kukuwes Wowkis

By Andrea Palframan / May 21, 2020 /

During our third episode of the “We are Un-Frackable” series, we heard from two powerful women at the forefront in the fight to stop fracking: Kukuwes Wowkis, Mi’kmaq water protector and grandmother from Unama’ki (Cape Breton) and Robin Tress of the Council of Canadians, a climate justice campaigner and anti-fracking organizer. With attendees from Vancouver…

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RAVEN DeBriefs S.1 Episode 6 – We Are the Stronghold

By Andrea Palframan / May 5, 2020 /

Listen to this episode Today’s episode introduces Shosana and Raven of Digging Roots, who, together with promoter and singer songwriter Amanda Rheaume are the founders of the indigenous Music Summit. This February, as the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s courageous stance against Coastal Gas Link inspired solidarity actions around the world , this powerhouse trio got together to…

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National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Necessitates Action

By Maia Wikler / May 5, 2020 /

May 5th is a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Native women experience the highest rates of violence of any group in the US. In Canada, Indigenous women are more than twice as likely than non-Indigenous women to face violence. Violence manifests in many forms. Violence against the land…

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Small Businesses have made Big Impact

By Maia Wikler / May 5, 2020 /

This is a shout out to thank the small businesses that have supported the fight against trans mountain. And we want you to join us in thanking them.  If you have the means, please support these businesses by buying gift cards, reviewing their stores with five stars, and sharing the love for their products with…

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Reconciliation & Resistance Part I and II Hosted by the Festival for Literary Diversity

By Andrea Palframan / April 29, 2020 /

The Festival for Literary Diversity is hosting Reconciliation and Resistance, a two-part panel exploring how marginalized writers reconcile Canada’s past and resist oppression creatively through their writing. This panel features writers like our friend, Helen Knott, who was part of the Stop Site C Cross Country Caravan back in 2016. As well as writers in…

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