RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

Stand with Heiltsuk Heroes

In the fall of 2016, the tug Nathan E. Stewart spilled over 110,000 litres of diesel fuel straight into the Heiltsuk’s main marine harvesting area – their breadbasket. After spending weeks fighting to contain the oil spill, the Heiltsuk are now preparing a civil case against Kirby Corporation, and the government of Canada, to recover...
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People’s Prom awards RAVEN a crown

The People’s Prom just awarded RAVEN a grant of $1000 for our work for Indigenous Justice! The People’s Prom is the prom you never had in high school: it’s a radical, community-oriented, anti-capitalist, queer, cross-dressing, gender bending, bike loving, slow dancing, big dress wearing, good time. It’s annual, it’s in East Van, and it’s a...
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Feather from Fish Lake

The BC government is poised to make a decision that will dramatically impact the health and wellness of the Tsilhqot’in Nation. Fish Lake is in the headwaters of the Chilcotin River watershed, a major tributary of the Fraser River. The lake is home to 85,000 rainbow trout, and provides clean water for drinking, irrigation, and...
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Walking a New Path, Together

By Ana Simeon On March 31-April 1 I had a special opportunity to visit Pípsell, a beautiful lake set in the rolling grassland near Kamloops and a sacred site to the Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation. Pípsell (also known as Jacko Lake) is threatened by the proposed Ajax mine, an open-pit gold-copper mine that would destroy...
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Meet the Nations Fighting Kinder Morgan

There’s been a lot of grieving, soul-searching, and head shaking since Trump was elected and, in rapid succession, the Kinder Morgan pipeline was approved last fall. But it’s springtime now,  and the world is waking up after a long, dark winter. We’re super stoked to announce that the Pull Together campaign has raised over $185,000 in only a...
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