RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

Excited to be reaching new allies in Toronto

This story appears in this month’s On the Go, the Toronto Transit Commission’s monthly mag. See it on the web here: http://www.onthego.to/advice/raven-reconciliation-action/ Raven: Reconciliation In Action! Air, water, land, human rights. If you care about these things, you may want to know about RAVEN. What We Believe What is at stake for Indigenous Peoples is at...
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Facing Kinder Morgan in court

Brilliant sunshine greeted the first day of the massive Kinder Morgan legal challenge in federal court in Vancouver. The morning opened with legal arguments from Tsleil-Waututh Nation challenging the feds’ failure to consider marine shipping in the approval process – for a project whose chief purpose is marine shipping of dilbit by supertanker. An extra-long...
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Wild for Salmon? We’re pressing on

Contrary to popular belief, the Petronas project is not dead yet! In July, the company announced that they intend to pull out of the LNG project on the Skeena and Lelu Island, and they are now preparing to file a court application asking the judge to discontinue the Judicial Review cases. A discontinuance means that...
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In the arms of the mighty Skeena

By Ana Simeon, RAVEN Campaigns Manager   This summer I was privileged to visit Gitxsan, Gitanyow and Lake Babine Nations in north-western B.C. – communities that have all been impacted by the rush to extract and sell off resources, regardless of Indigenous consent, rights and title.   On our way back to Victoria, just as...
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“This is What a Spill Looks Like”: Photographer, first responder share images, stories from 2016 Great Bear Rainforest oil spill

RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) presents “This is What a Spill Looks LIke”, a fundraising event in support of the Heiltsuk Nation. The event features underwater and wildlife photography of the Great Bear Rainforest by April Bencze and a talk by Jaimie Harris of the Heiltsuk Nation.   The pair are fundraising to...
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Court hearing follows letter from CEAA advising company that drilling program for New Prosperity is illegal

The Tsilhqot’in Nation is in BC Supreme Court in Victoria today challenging a provincial drilling permit issued to Taseko Mines Limited. The permit approves an extensive drilling program by Taseko Mines to advance its rejected New Prosperity Mine project. The permit authorizes Taseko to clear 76 kilometres of new or modified trails, 122 exploratory drill...
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