Webinar Recap: For the Breathing Lands: an Inside look at Treaty 9 Nations’ groundbreaking court case.

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / September 22, 2023 / Comments Off on Webinar Recap: For the Breathing Lands: an Inside look at Treaty 9 Nations’ groundbreaking court case.

In advance of a week of demonstrations, dinners, and a rally in Toronto led by a group of Indigenous Nations who have come together to form the Land Defence Alliance (LDA), RAVEN hosted a deep dive webinar with lead lawyers on the Breathing Lands legal challenge.  What are the Breathing Lands? “Protect the Breathing Lands”…

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Intergenerational Intersections: Salmon stories flow with Roger William and Trevor Mack

By RAVEN / September 21, 2022 /

After an opening song and story with Sierra William, Mack and Chief Roger, we heard from the venerable elder who led his people in resistance to clearcut logging and open-pit mining. In dialogue with Tsilhqot’in story weaver Trevor Mack, William laid out a 3-punch, knock-out strategy: beginning with the creation of the Nemiah Declaration, to the blockade of roads and bridges, and finally to the Supreme Court victories that kicked out Taseko Mines and established Aboriginal Title to sacred Teztan Biny.

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Webinar: Environmental Racism – A Story of Colonization and Ecocide

By RAVEN / January 19, 2022 /

Right now Grassy Narrows is dealing with mercury contamination of their land and water. This example of ecocide has deep and long term environmental consequences. Watch the video to learn more from leaders on the frontlines.

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Hauyat by Hakai Institute - from the Haíɫzaqv Climate Action gallery

VIDEO: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action: Community Solutions

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / January 13, 2022 /

RAVEN and WECAN (West Coast Climate Action Network) presented another great webinar in our Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action series looking at community solutions. Speakers include Pansy Wright-Simms and Leona Humchitt.

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RAVEN-WECANN Webinar: Indigenous Perspectives on Climate Action

By RAVEN / January 6, 2022 /

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

By Andrea Palframan / December 17, 2021 /

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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Photo collage of Chiefs Roland Willson, Smogelgem and Ruben George

VIDEO: Busting BC’s Dependency on Fossil Fuel

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / November 18, 2021 /

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

By Andrea Palframan / May 27, 2021 /

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

By Andrea Palframan / April 21, 2021 /

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

By Andrea Palframan / March 10, 2021 /

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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