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Stop enforcing unjust injunctions: an open letter to RCMP on TMX

By Andrea Palframan / January 2, 2021 /

The following letter has been signed by a growing list of NGOs, community organizations and activists. It calls on police who enforce injunctions that violate Indigenous rights to uphold international agreements (UNDRIP, Paris Climate Accord) and consider their special responsibility to treat Indigenous Peoples with fairness after generations of enforcing brutal residential school family separations.

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Elderflower tea supporting Secwepemc Nation

By Andrea Palframan / December 23, 2020 /

To celebrate winter solstice return of the sun, the good folks at Elderberry Farm bottled up some golden sunshine… with proceeds to RAVEN!

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“OUTSPOKEN” – Songs and stories in solidarity

By Andrea Palframan / November 28, 2020 /

While your hatches may be battened down and your blankets snuggled close, we want to invite you – from the comfort of your sofa –  to meet some inspiring leaders on a special RAVEN year-end webinar.   Wednesday, December 16, join RAVEN to hear from activist, social worker, mother and Dane-zaa author Helen Knott. In 2020…

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VIDEO: We Are RAVEN, taking flight this Giving Tuesday

By Andrea Palframan / November 28, 2020 /

Today is Giving Tuesday.  Together, we are building a foundation for future generations grounded in respect, reciprocity, and shared stewardship values. This Giving Tuesday, we are proud to launch our new website: please share our new video and let folks in your network know about RAVEN!

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Found in Translation: new perspectives on RAVEN’s mission

By Andrea Palframan / November 27, 2020 /

As anyone who speaks more than one language knows, the process of  translation can be opaque and imprecise, not to mention frustrating. Carried out with care and  consideration, however, it can also be  creative and insight-filled. Words like “reconciliation”, “solidarity”, and “justice” all have subjective meanings. So: what happens when we attempt to find equivalents…

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WEBINAR: Dr. John Borrows & the nature of justice

By Andrea Palframan / November 17, 2020 /

Hopping on Zoom is one way to sustain networks of resilience that can help us weather the coming storms.  Join RAVEN now as a monthly donor and get an exclusive invite to a webinar Wednesday, December 9th with Anishnabe & Ojibwe scholar Dr. John Borrows!  The co-founder of Canada’s first joint degree program in Indigenous…

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Courageous Conversations

By Andrea Palframan / June 1, 2020 /

Courageous Conversations are about fostering “Lateral Kindness” by offering people teaching and learning tools that are inclusive, accessible and compelling. With case after case being won by Indigenous Nations in the courts, a new generation of scholars, legal experts and grassroots leaders are leading a quiet revolution in Canadian history. If law is something that…

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Get on the Bus with Us!

By Andrea Palframan / April 26, 2016 /

  If we believe in the inherent rights of Canada’s original people, how can we be moving ahead with Site C dam? If we are concerned about global warming and its impact on farming, how can we be planning to flood a valley that has the potential to feed one million people ? Are you…

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The wild grassroots weave strong support for Join the Circle

By Andrea Palframan / October 6, 2015 /

We’re always amazed what small grassroots community events can achieve and this month we’ve had seen just that. An exciting multimedia project, My Peace River, is up and running spreading the word about Site C and raising money to stop it.  This is an artistic collaboration between photographer Jodie Ponto and musician Jody Peck (aka:…

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Calls for a moratorium on Site C ring out

By Andrea Palframan / October 6, 2015 /

Calls for a moratorium on Site C construction have been increasing. In addition to the loud rally outside the BC legislature last week, voices demanding a rethink of this project are coming from many corners, including the Union of BC Indian Chiefs,  the National Farmers Union, the Greater Vancouver Regional District and the Peace River Regional…

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