RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

Spiritual Ecology: Restoring Nature Awareness

A guest post by Josef Kuhn Our ancestors had many stories, often referred to as teachings, about creation and spiritual being. Many of these stories have survived the onslaught of modern cultures and technology. They present different visions of creation than many present-day interpretations of religious, industrial and government institutions. Modern institutional and ‘new wave’...
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Bring Tokitae back to Lummi Nation

RAVEN’s friends south of the border are rallying with the Lummi Nation to free Tokitae. Read about the amazing totem journey they are undertaking and learn how you can help: Find a Tokitae Totem Pole Journey near you:  https://www.facebook.com/totempolejourney/ May 10: Seattle Centilia Cultural Centre May 11: 612 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma May 12: Lummi...
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Thunderous affirmation of people power!

AMAZING NEWS!! Kinder Morgan Canada Limited today announced that it is suspending all non-essential activities and related spending on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. KML also announced that under current circumstances — “specifically including the continued actions in opposition to the Project —” it will not commit additional shareholder resources to the Project. You guys, it’s...
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7th Annual Young Scholars Essay Prize

Calling all Master’s students!  Do you have interests or commitments to Indigenous culture, social justice, and environmental rights?  Do you have a paper due this term?  Then we need to hear from you! The purpose of the RAVEN Young Scholars Essay Prize is to recognize outstanding academic work which intersects with the core precepts and values...
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Earth Day with Bandidas!

Aiyana and her amazing team at Bandidas ride again! This Earth Day, the beloved East Van eatery is holding an all-day festival in support of Indigenous justice. Come on down to this famed Commercial Drive eatery on Sunday, April 22nd and enjoy incredible food, great people and a fabulous atmosphere: all for justice! Says Aiyana,...
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Luke Wallace and “Us”

  Luke Wallace brings heart and guts to his performances, weaving audiences into his protest songs and creating a powerful sense of community with every show. He’s been around B.C. and Washington State, visiting ground zeroes where ill-conceived mega projects meet passionate community resistance. At every stop, he’s made live recordings, giving voice to the...
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What’s next for Pull Together?

What a glorious weekend! As spring sprung on the B.C. coast, thousands upon thousands of coast protectors streamed into Coast Salish Territories/Vancouver on March 10th in support of Kwekwecnewtxw: Indigenous resistance to Kinder Morgan. The Tsleil Waututh Nation, supported by Indigenous Nations from the Arctic to the St. Lawrence to Standing Rock, erected a “Watch House”...
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