West Moberly First Nations wins key motion in Treaty infringement challenge over Site C

By | News, Site C Dam | May 4th, 2021

BC and BC Hydro must disclose information on dam safety and cost. On April 30, the BC Supreme Court ordered B.C. and BC Hydro to disclose to West Moberly First Nations the full, unredacted Milburn Report and all appendices, as well as all documents relating to the projected final cost and safety of Site C…

Generational Giving

Introducing you to Generational Giving

By | News | May 3rd, 2021

May is Legacy Month – who knew that was even a thing? We don’t often talk about what leaving a gift that represents your values and what your lifetime has looked like. We thought “Legacy Month” would be an excellent opportunity to bring the conversation to our RAVEN community. The transfer of wealth that will…

Celebrating these amazing businesses who donated to us in April!

By | Businesses | May 3rd, 2021

We would like to celebrate these amazing businesses who have donated to us in the month of April! Big gratitude to Ecologyst  – a sustainable apparel company in Victoria that donated 50% of proceeds from their Earth Day T-Shirt to RAVEN! Visit them on Instagram at @ecologyst We love Nox Shop, a Montreal-based company that donated $5k on Earth…

Ecologyst Earth Day T-Shirt

Sustainable T’s from ecologyst with proceeds to RAVEN!

By | Businesses | April 29th, 2021

This past Earth Day, our friends at ecologyst launched a limited edition, 100% organic cotton, gender-neutral Earth Day tee, with 50% of the proceeds going to RAVEN! ecologyst is a Lekwungen/Victoria-based outdoor apparel company who produce their apparel locally with natural fabrics.  This beautiful and simple Earth Day T-shirt is still available on their website!…

Thomas Berger : A Giant in Advancing Indigenous Rights

By | News, Shoulders of Giants | April 29th, 2021

Thomas Berger’s legendary career involved mentorship and support for generations of people who now stand strong in defence of Indigenous rights and environmental protection. We are incredibly grateful for his legacy.

Online Film Screening: Valley of the Southern North

By | | April 28th, 2021

title of this great event An Online Film Screening and Social WEDNESDAY MAY 12, 2021 7:00pm Pacific buy a ticket You are invited… Valley of the Southern North is a love letter to the people and wildlife of the Peace Valley, and an elegy to the Peace River itself. The Site C dam, now under…

VIDEO: Chief Roland Willson & expert panel on Site C

By | #SolidarityFromHome, Site C Dam, Webinars | April 21st, 2021

On April 20th, over 300 people gathered on a warm spring evening to hear from West Moberly Chief Roland Willson, who presented a chilling map of cumulative impacts of industry on his Treaty 8 territory. Willson was joined by Kai Nagata of Dogwood, who explained that his reporting beat covering corruption in mega-projects prepared him…

Who will speak for those who swim?

By | News, Salmon Defenders | April 20th, 2021

To ensure the last fish farms are forever banned, Homalco and Tla’amin Nations aim to go to court to bring forward abundant evidence of the harms presented to wild salmon, to their communities, and to ecosystems.

PODCAST: Cedar Sisters with Terri Lynn Williams Davidson

By | News, Podcast | April 19th, 2021

RAVEN Debriefs Podcast features Terri Lynn Williams Davidson – Haida lawyer and Indigenous legal visionary – in conversation and song.

Site C campaign takes off with matching funds

By | Site C Dam | April 14th, 2021

Just as West Moberly First Nations was headed to court to argue their critical motion to compel B.C. to release key documents on dam safety and costs, a “Group of Seven” generous donors stepped up to offer $50K in matching funds.

From Bad Law to Restorative Justice with John Reilly

By | News, Podcast | April 6th, 2021

Raven is the only organization in Canada that’s expressly established to provide access to justice for indigenous Nations. RAVEN exists to level the playing field, so that when nations are up against very deep pockets of governments or corporations they have the financial staying power to see legal actions aimed at protecting their rights and…

VIDEO: Online rally for Grassy Narrows

By | Grassy Narrows, News | April 6th, 2021

Grassy Narrows has turned a decades-long injustice into a national issue that can’t be ignored. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Grassy Narrows Chief Randy Fobister Judy Da Silva is a Grassy Narrows mother to 5 children. Her children help her to have the positive energy to continue to look for justice and for a solution to the mercury poisoning of their river system in Grassy Narrows and…

Sovereign Lands and Liberated Peoples: How Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty Movements Are Building Better Worlds.

By | #SolidarityFromHome, News | April 1st, 2021

Guest blog by Aya ƛapisim/Clappis, a Somalinimo-Nuučaan̓ułʔatḥ writer and researcher living on the unceded homelands of the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen peoples. After a year of mass demonstrations, protests, non-violent direct actions, vigils, and the creation of mutual aid networks, Black and Indigenous communities have been experiencing immense grief, rage, anger, beauty, love, solidarity, and creativity…

WEBINAR: Site C – Unsafe. Unnecessary. Unlawful

By | | March 29th, 2021

WEBINAR: Site C – Unsafe. Unnecessary. unlawful. An Online Rally With Indigenous Leadership TUESDAY April 20, 2021 5:00pm Pacific | 8:00pm Eastern save my spot Chief Roland Willson, West Moberly First Nations Roland Willson is the Chief of the West Moberly Lake First Nations located in North-Eastern BC, currently finishing his 7th consecutive elected term,…

Water is Life: Stand with Neskantaga

By | Neskantaga, News | March 29th, 2021

Neskantaga First Nation live in one of the more remote — and spectacular — parts of northern Ontario, on the shores of Attawapiskat Lake. It’s a region ironically rich in freshwater and possibly the largest intact boreal forest remaining in the world. But, because of government neglect and mismanagement, the community has recently passed a grim milestone: it’s been 9500 days without clean water flowing to the 357 people that call this place home.

PODCAST: Cultural Refugia with Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner

By | #SolidarityFromHome, Featured, News, Podcast | March 23rd, 2021

Ethnobotanist Nancy Turner reveals the intricacies of interspecies dynamics that underlie Indigenous People’s deep affinity to the lands and waters.

BC has a secret. First Nations demand they reveal it

By | News | March 20th, 2021

In an era of “reconciliation”, scientific evidence that directly affects Indigenous livelihoods, culture and Treaty rights is still being shrouded in secrecy. Are Nations supposed to simply accept BC’s word that the dam is safe? No dam(n) way.

In conversation with Wet’suwet’en advocate Delee Nikal

By | #SolidarityFromHome, News | March 17th, 2021

For RAVEN’s “In Conversation” series via Instagram, we spoke with Delee Nikal, a Wet’suwet’en woman & Gidimt’en clan member.

INTERVIEW: Re-awakening Community with Nuskmata

By | #SolidarityFromHome, News | March 17th, 2021

Spring is a time of renewal, and on coastal territories, communities are eagerly awaiting herring eggs and oolichan grease. For Nuskmata (Jacinda Mack – second from left in above photo), from Secwepemc and Nuxalk, the season is a reawakening for community, harvesting medicines and nurturing relationships.  For RAVEN’s “In Conversation” series via Instagram, we spoke…

PODCAST: Ed Jensen – Walking the Path of Respect

By | News, Podcast | March 15th, 2021

Just as his Nation embarks on an historic Title Action to assert Indigenous sovereignty over traditional territories that were never ceded through treaty, Jensen is involved in practicing, teaching and breathing life into Secwepemc hunting traditions. Grounded in Secwepemc laws that were taught to him by his uncles and grandfather, Jensen is bringing those traditions…

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