Since 2014, RAVEN has disbursed millions of dollars to our campaign communities. This support has resulted in the cancellation of permits for the Enbridge Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan pipelines. We were able to help mount not one but two formidable campaigns to raise the funds that enabled the Tsilhqot’in National Government to achieve success in defence of Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) and their sacred homeland. Through our Tar Sands Trial campaign, we ensured the Beaver Lake Cree litigation has the funds to continue to trial to stop the degradation of their traditional lands by the tar sands industries. We helped four Yukon First Nations defend the Peel Watershed in a historic Supreme Court victory. And we have assisted other nations, such as Lake Babine First Nation and Heiltsuk Nation to protect their territory and assert their sovereignty over land, air and water.
We have provided support to 19 Nations through over a decade of working towards levelling the paying field and ensuring access to justice for Indigenous Peoples.
RAVEN’s support also means that Indigenous nations do not have to divert funds away from critical community resources like housing, addiction services, infrastructure and health care.