RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

Winners announced: essays by young scholars explore Indigenous law, environmental planning

Photo by Robin Munshaw   We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 Harmony Environmental Essay Prize for Young Scholars. Please meet our winners and read their carefully researched papers: First Place –  Da Chen “Sharing of the Dish: The Dish with One Spoon and Environmental Planning in Toronto” Through key informant interviews,...
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Orca soundings and the seeds of regeneration

This piece comes from a talk given at the opening of “Against the Current”, an art exhibit featuring work by Salish Sea artists in celebration of orca culture.  Learn more about the Orca Soundings project at https://orcasoundings.org. Moby Dick is a book that presents one of the most pure villains in literature: Ahab, the captain...
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Wet’suwet’en decry Coastal Gas Link permit violations

As their beleaguered fracked gas pipeline slowly snakes its way across northern British Columbia, Coastal Gas Link has been caught in another act of environmental destruction. This time, CGL was caught building unpermitted roads and workcamps, and clearing protected wetlands. The violations are in clear contravention of  BC’s environmental regulations as well as  the company’s...
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Latest study shows that mercury exposure causes premature mortality in the Grassy Narrows First Nation community

Since the 1960s, the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) has lived with the consequences of one of the worst environmental disasters in Canadian history. The community’s livelihood, major food source, and health were devastated by the uncontrolled spill of approximately 22,000 pounds of mercury from a chlor-alkali plant in Dryden, Ontario. The toxins...
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