Wet’suwet’en

Ottawa event for Wet’suwet’en Justice fund kicks off March 28

By Andrea Palframan / March 9, 2020 /

A benefit concert as a part of the WE ARE THE STRONGHOLD collective action to support the legal defense fund of Wet’suwet’en protectors of land, air and water. Let’s dance, sing, and make a noise to support the Wet’suwet’en Clans and houses, whose rights and title to their unceded territory (Yintah) in northern British Columbia…

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Toronto Benefit Show “Rock for Wet’suwet’en” launches ticket sales today

By Andrea Palframan / March 4, 2020 /

In 1997 the Wet’Suwet’en hereditary chiefs fought a legendary court case aimed at establishing them as the legal guardians of their 22,000 sq. km. traditional territory. Yet, Coastal Gaslink insists that their 670 km. natural gas pipeline must run directly through the territory. The hereditary chiefs say NO! To assist Wet’suwet’en in asserting their legal…

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We Are the Stronghold

By Andrea Palframan / February 27, 2020 /

Canada, some say, is fractured.  In the past few weeks, as events have unfolded on Wet’suwet’en territory, the seams of this stitched-together mosaic of a nation have been exposed.  In many quarters, the mask has slipped to reveal the ugly face of racism.  When a provincial premier spreads fake news, we have a problem.  When…

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Teck’s Rejection is Just the Beginning as Wet’suwet’en Gain Legal Momentum

By Maia Wikler / February 25, 2020 /

Across North America, communities are rejoicing as people-powered pressure shut down Teck Resources Ltd., nipping in the bud any hopes of constructing one of the largest oil sands mines to ever be built in Alberta. Teck’s Frontier mine, designed to be  nearly double the size of the city of Vancouver, was expected to have a…

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RAVEN is justice, powered by the crowd

By Andrea Palframan / February 24, 2020 /

RAVEN is honoured to be working in partnership with Wet’suwet’en Nation to fundraise for legal challenges to push back against unwanted industrial activity in their territory. Read more about the cases here: #WetsuwetenStrong Allies Toolkit When crafting a legal strategy to push back against Coastal Gas Link and assert their rights in court, Wet’suwet’en clan…

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#WeAreTheStronghold launches events across Canada for Wet’suwet’en legal defence fund

By Andrea Palframan / February 20, 2020 /

In solidarity with action taking place on unceded and sovereign Wet’suwet’en territory and in support of the hereditary chiefs and land defenders holding the line, The International Indigenous Music Summit is joining forces with RAVEN to present WE ARE THE STRONGHOLD: A call to action for Music, Ceremony & Celebration. Kicking off with a flagship…

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Luke Wallace: Wet’suwet’en solidarity tour

By Andrea Palframan / February 20, 2020 /

We’re thrilled to announce a series of five concerts coming up in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land protectors, with our favourite folking singer-songwriter Luke Wallace. Bringing the energy and passion of a troubadour together with a sharp, political message Luke has captivated audiences at Salmon Arm Roots and Blues, Vancouver Island Music Festival, The Vancouver Folk…

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#WetsuwetenStrong Allies Toolkit

By Andrea Palframan / February 19, 2020 /

Ready to get organized in support of Wet’suwet’en land protectors? We’ve put together this Toolkit for Action: please share widely! Calls to Action Wet’suwet’en leadership have asked the RAVEN community to stand with them as they pursue two groundbreaking legal challenges. Download campaign one pager with details on both legal challenges which RAVEN is supporting,…

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BREAKING: Wet’suwet’en House Chiefs launch legal challenge over climate impacts of fossil fuel projects on their territories

By Maia Wikler / February 12, 2020 /

Wet’suwet’en House Chiefs launch legal challenge over climate impacts of fossil fuel projects on their territories. Constitutional challenge alleges infringement of Charter rights of future generations of House members due to Canada’s failure to act to prevent spiraling climate crisis Wet’suwet’en territory/Vancouver, Feb 12 – Two Wet’suwet’en Houses through their Hereditary Chiefs have launched a sweeping legal challenge…

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Wet’suwet’en vs. the Queen: Seeking Legal Redress in the Face of Rights Violations

By Maia Wikler / February 10, 2020 /

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs are requesting a judicial review of a decision made by the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office to extend the environmental certificate for the 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline. The request, filed Feb. 3, argues an extension should not have been granted in light of more than 50 instances of non-compliance with the conditions of…

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