Wet’suwet’en

Q&A with Wet’suwet’en legal counsel D.J. Larkin

By RAVEN / October 26, 2020 /

We sat down with lawyer D.J. Larkin, together with matriarchs from Wet’suwet’en Nation, for an engaging, powerful and emotional webinar last October 20th. You can view the video of that conversation here. Many people had questions for Larkin which we didn’t have time to unpack during that presentation. Here are some deeper dives into the…

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VIDEO: Weaving Solidarity: Honouring Stolen Sisters

By Andrea Palframan / October 21, 2020 /

Join a powerful circle of healing and remembrance: bear witness to a webinar with Wet’suwet’en matriarchs that took place October 20, 2020. We hear so often about “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls”. Behind that grim descriptor are people’s lives: in remembering, it is so important to say their names, and remember their stories.…

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Linking MMIWG2S Report to Wet’suwet’en legal challenges

By Andrea Palframan / October 9, 2020 /

The Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirits produced a Final Report in 2019 which specifically linked “man camps” (worker camps for resource projects in remote areas) to increased risk of violence against Indigenous women and girls. This finding was based on the testimony of expert witnesses as well as community…

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VIDEO: Hereditary chiefs, matriarchs and legal counsel for Wet’suwet’en speak

By Andrea Palframan / October 8, 2020 /

Last night over 700 people registered for a webinar to hear hereditary chiefs, elders, legal counsel and RAVEN for a webinar to unpack the court challenges underway NOW in B.C. Supreme Court. Watch the video of the online rally: Ana Simeon of RAVEN outlined the purpose of the call, explaining the basis of the legal…

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WEBINAR: Rare chance to hear from Hereditary Chiefs & legal experts on Wet’suwet’en challenges

By Andrea Palframan / October 2, 2020 /

Individually, we’re one drop. Together? We’re a mighty river. We’ve been waiting a long time for Wet’suwet’en’s case to be heard by the BC Supreme Court. On October 2, hereditary chiefs who aim to stop Coastal GasLink from encroaching on their territory will be in court for the second – and final – day of their…

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Artist raffles custom hand painted Vans

By Andrea Palframan / September 29, 2020 /

Antisocial Sk8 Shop on Main St. in Vancouver is hosting a raffle for these gorgeous handprinted shoes. Featuring hereditary chiefs of Wet’suwet’en Nation, the shoes are painted by Nora Pape, a Coast Salish youth. Along with the shoes, the shop is raffling a hand embroidered silk banner made with love by the beautiful Fyme Lahcene.…

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Wet’suwet’en decry Coastal Gas Link permit violations

By Andrea Palframan / July 14, 2020 /

As their beleaguered fracked gas pipeline slowly snakes its way across northern British Columbia, Coastal Gas Link has been caught in another act of environmental destruction. This time, CGL was caught building unpermitted roads and workcamps, and clearing protected wetlands. The violations are in clear contravention of  BC’s environmental regulations as well as  the company’s…

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Five Indigenous-led Movements for Ocean Protection

By Maia Wikler / June 10, 2020 /

Forests are known as the lungs of the Earth: a source for clean air and carbon filtration. But oceans are also living, breathing carbon sinks that give life – and air – to the planet. During World Oceans Week, let’s give homage to the oceans that sustain life from the depths below the surface. As is the…

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VIDEO – We Are Unfrackable – episode 3 with Robin Tress and Kukuwes Wowkis

By Andrea Palframan / May 21, 2020 /

During our third episode of the “We are Un-Frackable” series, we heard from two powerful women at the forefront in the fight to stop fracking: Kukuwes Wowkis, Mi’kmaq water protector and grandmother from Unama’ki (Cape Breton) and Robin Tress of the Council of Canadians, a climate justice campaigner and anti-fracking organizer. With attendees from Vancouver…

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National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Necessitates Action

By Maia Wikler / May 5, 2020 /

May 5th is a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Native women experience the highest rates of violence of any group in the US. In Canada, Indigenous women are more than twice as likely than non-Indigenous women to face violence. Violence manifests in many forms. Violence against the land…

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