RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

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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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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