RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

A Measure of Integrity: First Nations Respond to the Bitumen Reference Case Decision

Who gets to regulate the flow of bitumen through boundary-traversing pipelines: the province or the federal government? That’s been the question at the heart of the prosaically-named “Bitumen Reference” legal action that was heard by the Supreme Court of Canada after British Columbia appealed an unfavourable verdict by the Federal Court of Appeal.  On January...
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Unpacking Solidarity & Allyship

With reconciliation being discussed in communities, in classrooms, in boardrooms and on the floor of Parliament, there is an upwelling of interest and passion for engagement with Indigenous rights in Canada. Canadians are leaning in to understand the history of Indigenous Peoples, and to know the underlying issues of colonization and assimilation, to know where...
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Our Vision? A Country Where Democracy Thrives with Honoured Indigenous Rights

RAVEN’s vision is a country where constitutional democracy is flourishing because Indigenous laws, rights and stewardship values are honoured. We are spotlighting some of our favourite programs aimed at exploring, honouring and understanding Indigenous laws in BC. West Coast Environmental Law: Revitalizing Indigenous law for Land, Air and Water (RELAW) “For thousands of years, Indigenous...
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Act NOW in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en: Tell Coastal GasLink to Uphold Indigenous Rights

We need all hands on deck to support the Wet’suwet’en, whose rights and title to their unceded territory in northern British Columbia are at risk. On December 31, 2019, the B.C. Supreme Court granted an injunction against members of the Wet’suwet’en nation who have been stewarding and protecting their traditional territories from Coastal GasLink’s (CGL)...
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UN Human Rights Body Calls on Canada to Halt TransMountain Pipeline, Site C and Coastal GasLink

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has issued an “Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedure” requesting that construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tankers Expansion Project, Site C Dam and Coastal GasLink cease immediately, unless free prior and informed consent is achieved. The UN expresses concern that these large-scale industrial projects “may...
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