John Borrows – On Mindfulness, and Indigenous Law

By Andrea Palframan / November 9, 2022 /

John Borrows is a member of RAVEN’s legal advisory panel and is co-founder of the joint Common Law and Indigenous Law program at the University of Victoria, the first of its kind. He spoke as part of Sorrento Centre’s Mindfulness and Indigenous Law Conference, sharing beautiful stories and teachings on Indigenous law from his Chippewan of the Nawash Nation and ancestors.

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Aerial view of the Nathan E Stewart spill clean up attempts

VIDEO: A Community-Led Approach to an Environmental Impact Assessment

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / October 13, 2022 /

Environmental Impact Assessments are standard protocol after an oil spill like the one that occurred in Heiltsuk waters after the Nathan E. Stewart tug ran aground on October 13, 2016. But who leads them, and how they are done is not so simple. 

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close up of reading glasses and a pen on top of a messy pile of sheet music

2022 Harmony Foundation Essay Prize: Li Keur: Riel Heart of the North

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / August 22, 2022 /

RAVEN is excited to announce the 2022 winning essay in the Harmony Foundation Essay Contest from Nicole Stonyk, Li Keur: Riel Heart of the North.

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Festival Afloat – A Gallery of 2022 events!

By Karissa Chandrakate / August 16, 2022 /

We want to give a BIG THANKS to SCOUT and Guayaki for sponsoring this year’s festival afloat! We would also like to thank to everyone who came out and floated with us. This year’s concerts were in support of Gitxaala and Heiltsuk Nation’s legal challenges. Gitxaała Nation is taking B.C. and several “free miners”, including…

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Introducing the dynamic interdisciplinary Haida artist, Ms.PAN!K, Festival Afloat 2022 performer!

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / June 24, 2022 /

Join RAVEN and Scout in welcoming Ms.PAN!K aboard the Providence for the Festival Afloat 2022 Salish Sea Tour! Ms.PAN!K is an Award nominated Haida loop-poet, interdisciplinary artist and producer.

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7 Ways to Support Indigenous Peoples this June 21

By RAVEN / June 17, 2022 /

There are so many activities taking place from coast to coast to coast in celebration of Indigenous People’s Day. RAVEN is excited to share our #365Indigenous project to remind everyone that every day, Indigenous Peoples are doing amazing things to uplift community, protect water, and create better laws on these lands. Here are some fun,…

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Craving Adventure? Festival Afloat seeks on-board chef

By Andrea Palframan / April 17, 2022 /

Want to be part of food planning/preparation for a small crew aboard a tall sailing ship this July? About you: You like: music, salt water, working for Indigenous justice and environmental protection, and sailing on B.C.’s oldest boat, an 80 foot long rigged ketch called the Providence.  Bonus: you like to kayak/paddleboard – shows will…

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RAVEN Campaigns Director Ana Simeon to pursue law degree

By Andrea Palframan / February 15, 2022 /

Ana’s passion for Indigenous rights, access to justice and building relationships based on mutual support has shone through everything she’s accomplished over her six years with RAVEN.

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Tragedy and grace in the Great Bear Rainforest

By Andrea Palframan / October 13, 2021 /

Though the Nathan E. Stewart sank, the Heiltsuk are rising. Donations to support Heiltsuk’s groundbreaking title case are being DOUBLED, right now: please give. 

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A magical evening afloat for Heiltsuk Nation

By Andrea Palframan / July 16, 2021 /

A glorious sun drenched evening on Cusheon Lake brought paddlers – and swimmers – out to hear the sweet tunes of Yael Wand and the legendary Bill Henderson (Chiliwack, UHF). Kwakiutl elder Christine Hunt opened the event to thank people for their support of her Heiltsuk relatives, and by calling for a minute of silence…

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