RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

“Upstream Voices” Raises the Roof in Vancouver

A feisty crowd of nearly 200 braved a snowy evening in Vancouver/Coast Salish Territories to raise over $7500 and hear Hereditary Chiefs and Elders from the Skeena tell the story of their defence of Skeena salmon and traditional territories from the proposed Petronas LNG project. Check out the event highlights on video: https://vimeo.com/207589370 Opening storyteller...
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Packed house(s) for Tsilhqot’in fundraisers bring hope to the campaign to save Fish Lake

Many thanks to the individuals and businesses who came to hear the wonderful speakers and view the film presentation about the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s legal defence against Taseko Mines. Thanks to everyone who attended and donated to the Loonie-toonie raffle and the Silent Auction, we raised over $15,000 towards the legal challenge! Particular thanks to  ‘I...
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Take a stand for Indigenous Rights: Vancouver and Victoria Tsilhqot’in Events

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is back in court and needs your help to fend off the latest Taseko legal tactic. Please join the Tsilhqot’in National Government, RAVEN, the Wilderness Committee, Amnesty International, the Council of Canadians, Friends of Nemaiah Valley and Sierra Club BC at these fundraising events to support the Tsilhqot’in legal defence against Taseko Mines.   VANCOUVER: Tuesday, Jan...
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Luutkudziiwus and Gwininitxw file judicial review to save the wild salmon of the Skeena- and stop the Petronas LNG pipeline

Gitxsan chiefs join wave of lawsuits against Pacific Northwest LNG, RAVEN to fundraise with $300,000 goal. Donate: raventrust.com/wild-for-salmon Prince Rupert gas terminal a “very risky investment” say northern hereditary chiefs VANCOUVER —Inland B.C. hereditary First Nations chiefs joined coastal ones in announcing a fourth federal lawsuit against Ottawa’s approval of the Pacific Northwest LNG project, at a press conference...
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2017 To Do list

RAVENs are known for doing things differently. We take a birds-eye view of some of the biggest challenges of our time, sticking to a precise niche: funding strategic legal challenges by Indigenous Peoples. It’s that fine focus — that we keep to fiercely — that allows us to thrive, learn… and win! As a RAVEN...
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Need some inspiration after a tough year? Check out RAVEN’s 2016 Victories. See what is possible when we work for justice in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. Checklist: • One dead pipeline and tankers project, • $325k to stop a megadam, •  dozens of committed businesses • thousands of people putting reconciliation in to action for positive change....
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You donated. You organized. We won!

We’re witnessing a historic moment. The proposed Enbridge pipeline is dead! Today the federal government announced that it is revoking its approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline,  giving effect to the First Nations victory in court this July. Seven First Nations – Gitxaala, Kitasoo/Xai’xais, Heiltsuk, Gitga’at, Haida, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli – have won the day against a...
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