Home on Native Land in the media
RAVEN’s educational mandate — the newest arm of the organization — kicked off with roaring success this year with the launch of Home on Native Land! With over 5000 people across Canada signed up to take the course, we are shining a light on the truth about Canada’s unjust history and amplifying the voices and ways of being that have been the laws of these lands since time immemorial.
The Tyee picked up on our Home on Native Land story and interviewed our dear friend, Leena Minifie — co-developer, producer, and lead consultant on Home on Native Land — to tell the story of how it all came carefully together over three years. Read the full story here.
Canadian Lawyer Magazine published a piece on the course with comments from RAVEN Board President, Jeff Nicholls and featured some key ideas from the Indigenous legal experts who were a part of Home on Native Land. Read it here.
Check out the plug in this Ricochet article that takes a look at how some Alberta lawyers were resisting the idea of mandatory education on Indigenous cultural competency denouncing mandatory training as “political indoctrination” and “a brand of wokeness.”. But don’t worry — their racist viewpoints were overruled (at least when it comes to mandatory education)! Find out more here.
Rabble checked in with RAVEN’s own Andrea Palframan and put together this delightful insight into our free online course. This angle really highlights how Home on Native Land has been put together in such a way that it is easily digestible even to those who are new to learning about colonialism and Indigenous sovereignty. Read it here.
RAVEN’s work through Home on Native Land was featured in the Global Heroes Magazine — and we love the story they told about how taking this course is a tool for holding courageous conversations about what it really means to be in solidarity with Indigenous Nations in Canada. Read the full story.
Following the news of the Vatican denouncing the “Doctrine of Discovery,” The National Observer got in touch with Andrea Palframan to ask: what does this mean, and what happens next? Get more info on how Home on Native Land is part of that answer here.
Finally, our friends at the Watershed Sentinel, whom we did a Home on Native Land webinar with in December 2022, posted one sweet overview of the course with a call to their subscribers to sign up and start learning the true history of Canada. Read it here.