Webinar: Environmental Racism – A Story of Colonization and Ecocide

Join us on January 26th 4pm PST for a webinar, Environmental Racism: A Story of Colonization and Ecocide, in collaboration with Stop Ecocide Canada. The purpose of the webinar is to raise awareness on using international law, and specifically a crime of ecocide, to uphold Indigenous rights and environmental protection. Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NA_lKq7qRESZFQ7iv3EvbA In this third…

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RAVEN-WECANN Webinar: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action

We’re delighted to announce a new webinar series and a new partnership! RAVEN and WECAN (West Coast Climate Action Network) have teamed up to host a four-part webinar series: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action. Please join our next webinar: What: Community Solutions Who: Pansy Wright-Simms (Spokesperson for Simogyet Luutkudziiwus, Gitxsan Nation) Leona Humchitt (Councillor, Heiltsuk Nation) When: January 12,…

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VIDEO: Lessons from the red-tailed hawk with John Borrows

We had the honour of hearing from Dr. John Borrows (member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation): Indigenous lawyer, scholar, prolific author and teacher. We also heard from RAVEN’s Executive Director Susan Smitten, who carries the founding vision of RAVEN forward every single day with her warm, spirited and ambitious leadership. In the…

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VIDEO: Busting BC’s Dependency on Fossil Fuel

Photo collage of Chiefs Roland Willson, Smogelgem and Ruben George

In the Busting the Fossil Fuel Corridor webinar, hosted by The West Coast Climate Action Network in partnership with RAVEN, we were joined by three Indigenous Land protectors whose voices and stories showed us just how much impact we can have when we work as a collective and hold on to hope of a cleaner future.

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VIDEO: All About Generational Giving

The transfer of wealth that will take place in the next generation has a huge potential to empower RAVEN’s Indigenous partners. Facing unsustainable industrial development, the Nations we work with are taking courageous legal action to uphold their stewardship responsibilities and defend precious land, air and water for future generations.  Check out the video below to…

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VIDEO: Chief Roland Willson & expert panel on Site C

On April 20th, over 300 people gathered on a warm spring evening to hear from West Moberly Chief Roland Willson, who presented a chilling map of cumulative impacts of industry on his Treaty 8 territory. Willson was joined by Kai Nagata of Dogwood, who explained that his reporting beat covering corruption in mega-projects prepared him…

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VIDEO: Weaving Solidarity Honouring Stolen Sisters

You are being welcomed to offer support by listening deeply to survivors from Wet’suwet’en Nation, who will be honouring  their stolen mothers, daughters, cousins and relatives – the human beings at the heart of the current legal challenge before the B.C. Supreme Court. 

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VIDEO: Indigenous Voices, From the Grassroots to the Courts

Co-hosted by RAVEN Trust and Stop Ecocide Canada, this webinar aims to raise awareness on how an international crime of ecocide could uphold Indigenous rights and benefit Indigenous land defenders & water protectors. Moderated by Suzanne Dhaliwal, climate justice creative, campaigner, researcher, lecturer in environmental justice and trainer in creative strategies for decolonisation, a powerful…

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From harm to harmony: Ecocide as an instrument of international law

“Criminalizing harm to nature echoes the universal, fundamental law of reciprocity: if you damage Mother Earth, there are consequences,” says Jojo Mehta of Stop Ecocide. “That is an increasingly obvious fact.” Protecting the future of life on Earth means stopping the mass damage and destruction of ecosystems taking place globally.  This serious harm to nature…

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