Victories

Celebrating Victories in 2022!

By RAVEN / December 22, 2022 /

Thanks to the RAVEN community, we have a lot to celebrate about 2022! Despite difficult times — wedged between a pandemic and global inflation — we raised over ONE MILLION DOLLARS for Indigenous justice in 2022!  Here are some highlights. Beaver Lake Cree Nation: BLCN celebrated a major victory after the Supreme Court of Canada…

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A holiday message from our Executive Director, Susan Smitten.

By RAVEN / December 20, 2022 /

I’m writing this on the ferry back to Victoria, following an uplifting and powerful few days of listening and learning with Gitxaala and Gitanyow leadership in Vancouver.   Our Groundswell Mining Justice Summit was one of our first in-person events where we were able to gather in a room in almost three years, it was…

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aerial view of Lake Morrison

A Victory for Lake Babine!

By RAVEN / May 10, 2022 /

RAVEN is celebrating a victory for Lake Babine Nation!

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A landmark Supreme Court victory for Beaver Lake Cree Nation

By Andrea Palframan / March 18, 2022 /

Beaver Lake Cree set powerful precedent for Indigenous access to justice in Canada’s Supreme Court.

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Water is life: a final chapter for Pull Together

By RAVEN / March 9, 2022 /

Water is life. That’s the organizing principle that drew so many of us together to fight the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project. Whether you are from the prairies or the mountains, the coast or the interior, you care deeply about leaving a legacy for future generations. And, you put your energy, donations, advocacy and…

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Questions & reflections on the brink of light

By RAVEN / January 11, 2022 /

Though most of us are in the deep freeze of winter, the hours of darkness are getting shorter and the light is growing, bit by bit, every day. The conditions of nature are conducive to going inwards, while the restrictions of Covid demand that we contain ourselves and even, when necessary, isolate. In this time…

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Celebrating Victories in 2021!

By Karissa Chandrakate / December 21, 2021 /

We have a lot to celebrate! This year RAVEN has surpassed our every goal, in every way. Raised 2.3 million in total for Indigenous justice and to sustain RAVEN’s work! We experienced so much generosity, such unrelentingly fierce determination by our partner Nations, and the crackling energy of several new campaigns – with 5000+  donors by…

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What this pipeline needs is a good quashing

By Andrea Palframan / August 28, 2020 /

August 30 is the anniversary of the day, back in 2018, when the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the TMX pipeline. The decision set an important precedent. The court found the government failed to properly consult First Nations on the Trans Mountain project. It also found the government’s approval of the project violated its responsibility…

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A letter from RAVEN’s Executive Director, Susan Smitten

By Andrea Palframan / May 21, 2020 /

Last week we celebrated the final victory in Tsilhqot’in Nation’s decade-long struggle to stop the desecration of their land by gold mining. The Supreme Court’s word is final: Taseko’s New Prosperity mine is dead. Done for. Kaput. There are some events that stick with you for life. You remember where you were, like when planes…

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Celebrating a massive Tsilhqot’in win with the RAVEN community

By Andrea Palframan / May 20, 2020 /

Today, the sun is shining just a little more brightly in Tsilhqot’in territory. Glinting off of the alpine waters of Teztan Biny – also known as Fish Lake – the dancing light is a gift that, thanks to a precedent-setting legal victory, will keep on giving, forever.  On a Thursday morning before a holiday weekend,…

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