Inspiring 10 year-old Organizes Online Birthday Fundraiser for Indigenous Rights!
This week, we were especially inspired by a brilliant Solidarity from Home action by a 10-year old who decided to use his birthday as an opportunity to fundraise for RAVEN. He says he chose RAVEN because of his concern and support for Wet’suwet’en against the Coastal GasLink pipeline and wanted to keep that momentum going.
At RAVEN, we launched Solidarity from Home as a way to keep us all connected, engaged and informed during these times, to feel and know that we still have a voice and we can still take action for Indigenous rights and environmental justice.
For his birthday fundraiser, he will draw a picture of “Activist magic” to mail to each person who supports his fundraiser, which you can find here. The inspiring birthday boy says:
I have just turned 10! For my birthday, I am conducting a fundraiser for Raven Trust:https:
- What the organization does:
It helps Indigenous people legal justice to have a “thriving natural habitat.”
- Why this is important:
So that all people can have environmental justice including Indigenous nations.
- How your donation will help:
Protect wild and sacred spaces from pipelines, tankers, tar sands, and mines. Raven Trust helps Indigenous legal cases and other projects.
- Gifts for Donators:
If you donate to Raven Trust, please send me your address, and I will draw you a picture of ActivistBoBay Magic!”
While many of us are urged to stay home during these uncertain and challenging times, the climate crisis will far outlast this temporary pandemic. Oil bailouts, pipeline construction and investments in the fossil fuel industry continues even while we are all urged to stay home, despite a lack of consent from impacted Indigenous communities and global climate commitments.
If you would like to get involved and stay informed, stay tuned on all things Solidarity from Home. Please consider supporting the work we do at RAVEN so we can continue backing critical Indigenous-led legal challenges for environmental justice and Indigenous rights.