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Mobilizing passion into action with Mary Lovell

By | #SolidarityFromHome, News | January 19th, 2021

Mary Lovell has spent the last decade dedicated to the dynamic intricacies of organizing for climate justice and Indigenous rights. From supporting the Tiny House Warriors and rappelling from Vancouver’s Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in an aerial blockade to stop tanker traffic, to raising tens of thousands of dollars for Pull Together to support the Indigenous-led…

Making history with Tsilhqot’in’s Russ Myers Ross

By | Podcast | January 16th, 2021

Chief Russ Myers Ross saw his Nation through one of the most historic periods of the past century. Elected chief at just 30 years old, Ross witnessed the Supreme Court’s recognition of Tsilhqot’in Title, helmed the largest Indigenous-led solar project in the province, successfully defeated Taseko Mines in court, and was present for the exoneration…

Crimes against nature through the lens of Indigenous sovereignty

By | | January 14th, 2021

title of this great event An Online Rally With Indigenous Leadership TUESDAY January 19, 2021 3:00pm Pacific | 6:00pm Eastern save my spot Robert Morales Robert Morales is a Coast Salish lawyer and is the lead person for the current Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group petition before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights. Robert also served and…

WEBINAR: From the Grassroots to the Courts

By | | January 14th, 2021

title of this great event How criminalizing ecocide could benefit frontline defenders? TUESDAY February 16th 4:00pm Pacific | 7:00pm Eastern save my spot Sleydo (Molly Wickham) Sleydo (Molly Wickham) is a fierce spokesperson for Wet’suwet’en Nation members and their allies who are fighting the Coastal GasLink pipeline. She was among 14 people arrested in 2019,…

Drawn & Quarterly: creatively supporting RAVEN

By | Businesses, News | January 10th, 2021

We would like to send a big THANK YOU to Drawn and Quarterly for donating $1000 to RAVEN in October 2020. They have also committed to donating annually to support Indigenous legal challenges. We are grateful for their support! “Recently, D+Q has asked ourselves what it means to have a land acknowledgement on our website…

Watch your Head? – Environmental justice anthology supports RAVEN

By | Featured, News | January 8th, 2021

A warning, a movement, a collection borne of protest. The “Watch Your Head” anthology features poems, stories, essays, and artwork that sound the alarm on the present and future consequences of the climate emergency. Ice caps are melting, wildfires are raging, and species extinction is accelerating. Dire predictions about the climate emergency from scientists, Indigenous…

Found in translation: new perspectives on RAVEN’s mission

By | Featured, News | January 7th, 2021

Indigenous languages are like mirrors held up to illuminate the lands and waters from which they come. Alive with the sounds of ancestors, these languages are deeply rooted in, and emergent from, particular ecosystems: influenced by rivers and birdsong, the words are the threads that weave people to place.

RAVEN welcomes Rob Hallam, our new board treasurer!

By | News | January 6th, 2021

With more than 35 years of experience as a senior executive in the non-profit sector, Rob Hallam brings expertise in strategic planning, community development, governance, and fundraising.   We are so excited to welcome Rob to the RAVEN board in the very critical role of treasurer. Rob has an MBA in strategic planning and a…

Small business, SIC.Co Activewear, donates 10% of net profits to RAVEN.

By | Businesses, News | January 6th, 2021

We are kicking 2021 off with a shoutout to small business SIC.Co Activewear for choosing to donate 10% of their net profits to support Indigenous legal challenges! SIC.Co is focused on helping Canadians lead healthier and more active lives by providing them with activewear that helps them look good, feel good and, most importantly, do…

An Intergenerational Legacy: Chiefs George and Arthur Manuel and the fight for Indigenous Rights

By | Resources, Shoulders of Giants | January 5th, 2021

Post submitted by Rachel Ivey, graduate in Environmental Science McGill University Have you heard about the Constitution Express?  While the building of the trans-Canada railways marked Canada’s establishment as a colonial nation, another cross-country odyssey marked the beginning of a sophisticated new Indigenous legal era.  Today, thanks to the historic Indigenous rights mobilization efforts of…

Stop enforcing unjust injunctions: an open letter to RCMP on TMX

By | News, Pull Together, Uncategorized | January 2nd, 2021

The following letter has been signed by a growing list of NGOs, community organizations and activists. It calls on police who enforce injunctions that violate Indigenous rights to uphold international agreements (UNDRIP, Paris Climate Accord) and consider their special responsibility to treat Indigenous Peoples with fairness after generations of enforcing brutal residential school family separations.

Aujourd’hui est le (dernier) jour

By | Français | December 30th, 2020

Nous sommes époustouflés par l’incroyable vague d’amour et de soutien que nous avons reçu de votre part, notre incroyable communauté. Vos dons, la gentillesse de vos commentaires et le fait que de nombreuses personnes soient devenues membres de notre Cercle d’alliés – toutes ces façons dont vous vous êtes mobilisé(e)s pour exprimer votre engagement envers…

Top 10 Indigenous Movies/TV Shows

By | #SolidarityFromHome | December 30th, 2020

Cozy up with these incredible, moving television shows and movies featuring Indigenous artists, actors, creators, producers, filmmakers and directors.  Trickster It’s the northwest coast like you’ve never seen it before. For everyone at RAVEN who supported the Nations along the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline route, this insightful series will provide context for the layered…

RAVEN’s 10 Recommended Indigenous Reads

By | #SolidarityFromHome | December 30th, 2020

Despite the stay-at-home orders and canceled holiday gatherings, this winter can be the perfect time to retreat inward, curl up by the fire with a hot cup of tea and a good book. Let the words, stories and visions of these incredible writers be a balm during these cold nights and challenging times. Special thanks…

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10 Great Indigenous Musicians to Listen to in 2021

By | #SolidarityFromHome, News | December 30th, 2020

Digging Roots ShoShona Kish and Raven Kanetatka are an Anishinabe power couple and blues duo who spin new twists on ancient traditions. Merging blues, pow-wow and hip hop, their band Digging Roots has headlined festivals across the country; the pair have collaborated with A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq and Kinnie Starr. But what sets…

Top 10 Indigenous Podcasts

By | #SolidarityFromHome | December 29th, 2020

The current renaissance in Indigenous-authored podcasts is part of a global movement for Indigenous peoples to not only share their stories but to also have agency over the representation of their stories. ‘Indigenous podcasts have emerged as a tool to ‘decolonize the airwaves.’ — Taylor Mitchell, The Grassroots Journal  At RAVEN, we’re excited to share the…

Love in the time of COVID: A RAVEN 2020 retrospective

By | News, Newsletters | December 23rd, 2020

Working with RAVEN lets us all be lifted up by incredible stories of people and communities who know very well that this struggle for justice is a long game. People who, in the face of outrageous inequities and racist power structures that conspire to hold them back, have persisted, resisted, and triumphed.

Elderflower tea supporting Secwepemc Nation

By | Businesses, News, Uncategorized | December 23rd, 2020

To celebrate winter solstice return of the sun, the good folks at Elderberry Farm bottled up some golden sunshine… with proceeds to RAVEN!

Play-Thru-Crew launch “Twitch” fundraising page !

By | News, Online Fundraisers | December 22nd, 2020

This is a new one for RAVEN – and a fun way to support Indigenous rights! A crew of gamers have banded together to host an online fundraiser for RAVEN. As part of a National Call to Action for Indigenous justice, Emma and their friends in amiskwaciywaskahikan (Edmonton) set up a charity stream on Twitch,…

Ana Siméon, Directrice des campagnes, sur les droits, la responsabilité et la réciprocité

By | Français | December 18th, 2020

Dans leurs conversations, les membres de la Nation Wet’suwet’en font référence à l’affirmation des droits et des responsabilités des Wet’suwet’en sur et envers la terre. Droits et responsabilités : pas seulement droits. Et envers la terre : ce qui pointe vers une relation de réciprocité. Lorsque 5 nouvelles cabanes appartenant à des clans ont été…

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