Crucial Connections: COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis

By RAVEN / April 2, 2020 /

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept through communities around the world, leaving many grappling with uncertainty of economic stability, public health infrastructure and political upheaval. The rapidness in which the pandemic took hold and manifested is explosive and immediate in time and space, it is a global crisis that has transfixed media and the public alike.…

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We are UnFrackable: Wet’suwet’en Webinar Series Launches

By RAVEN / March 30, 2020 /

Join RAVEN and the Council of Canadians for a three-part webinar series focussed on national resistance to LNG – aka fracked gas. The narrative peddled by government and industry is that LNG is “ethical”, “environmental”, and “economic”. We’ll bring together fantastic expert guests and frontline activists to debunk that myth, while connecting the dots of…

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Play the online Decolonizing practices game!

By Andrea Palframan / March 30, 2020 /

Digital Sínulkhay and Ladders – online decolonizing practices & game play DECOLONIZING PRACTICES offers experiential training and dialogue facilitation grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing. Their feature workshop is Sínulhkay and Ladders, a giant board game designed by Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee (download the brochure here). Join them for a digital dialogue and game play with…

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Hope in Uncertain Times: We are Launching #Solidarityfromhome

By RAVEN / March 26, 2020 /

People power has quashed pipelines, protected hundreds of thousands of hectares of land, and raised millions of dollars for Indigenous-led legal challenges. We’ve built our amazing RAVEN community by reaching out — through community town halls, marches, pancake breakfasts and concerts. Now, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that community care means staying home to…

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S1 Episode 3 Lifting the Lie of Denial with Bruce McIvor

By Andrea Palframan / March 23, 2020 /

Our baby podcast is taking it’s third step! Please help us find our feet by rating, reviewing, and subscribing to “RAVEN (De)Briefs” on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts!     We are incredibly excited to share Episode 3 of RAVEN (De)Briefs with very special guest Bruce McIvor. For those of you familiar with…

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Watch Episode 5, “Wellhead to Tidewater” with Eriel Deranger

By Andrea Palframan / March 12, 2020 /

Episode 5 – our last episode in Pull Together’s 5 part webinar series – was a great way to wrap up the ranging discussions we’ve been having over the past weeks. Our guest speaker was Eriel Deranger of Indigenous Climate Action. For many years, Eriel has brought together resistance to tar sands and fossil fuel…

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Give $100, get “What on Earth” from Luke Wallace

By Andrea Palframan / March 9, 2020 /

Luke Wallace embodies a new wave of politically charged folk music, writing the soundtrack for a movement of people rising up to meet the social and environmental challenges of our times. In that spirit, he’s releasing his new album “What on Earth”, with proceeds going to RAVEN! Right now, if you give $100 or more…

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RAVEN (De)Briefs S1 Episode 2: Elders in the Making

By Andrea Palframan / March 9, 2020 /

With a bow to Cowboy Smithx, we present Episode 2 of our new RAVEN De(briefs) podcast: “Elders in the Making”.   Don’t miss an episode: Sign up here to get the podcast notices in your inbox.    The teaching and learning going on across the country is extraordinary. Settlers and indigenous people are gathering in…

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Watch Episode 4, “Wellhead to Tidewater” with Isabella Zizi

By RAVEN / March 6, 2020 /

Isabella grew up in Richmond, CA living roughly two miles away from the Richmond Chevron Refinery. Just one month after her high school graduation, on August 6, 2012, the refinery had a massive explosion that sent 15,000 residents to the hospital. This is when she knew work had to be done. Since then, her community-based organizing has taken…

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Act NOW in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en: Tell Coastal GasLink to Uphold Indigenous Rights

By RAVEN / January 7, 2020 /

We need all hands on deck to support the Wet’suwet’en, whose rights and title to their unceded territory in northern British Columbia are at risk. On December 31, 2019, the B.C. Supreme Court granted an injunction against members of the Wet’suwet’en nation who have been stewarding and protecting their traditional territories from Coastal GasLink’s (CGL)…

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