News

 

A journey to B.C.’s sage lands

By | News, Secwepemc | May 21st, 2022

In 2019, RAVEN travelled to Secwepemc territory to begin filming a documentary. Then: covid hit. After a two-year pause, we’re back on the land near Kamloops, B.C. to pick up the thread of story. We’re working in collaboration with a group of local youth, together with Indigenous film mentors from media educators InPath.  Intended as…

digital illustration of a wooden sailboat with a person aboard holding a small string instrument up. Musical notes float up from the instrument. An orca is in the water in front of the boat and a dolphin is jumping out of the water behind the boat

Festival Afloat 2022 Music Festival: The Salish Sea Tour Dates and Tickets

By | Events, Festival Afloat, Newsletters, Organizers | May 20th, 2022

RAVEN is inviting you to purchase your Festival Afloat 2022 Salish Sea Tour tickets now! July 7-16 we’ll be sailing to different locations across the Salish Sea and bringing together musicians, music lovers, and paddlers to raise funds for Heiltsuk Nation’s “Step Up for Coast Heroes” campaign and the Gitxaala Nation campaign.

Digital Illustration of Tanya Tagaq. Text reads "Tanya Tagaq #365 Indigneous

#365 Indigenous: Tanya Tagaq

By | #365Indigenous, News | May 20th, 2022

For RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous Series, Meet Tanya Tagaq: Inuk throat singer, composer, visual artist, advocate, writer and public speaker.

Seeing Beauty Feature Image

Seeing Beauty: A Photographic Exhibit to Benefit RAVEN

By | Champions, News, Organizers | May 16th, 2022

Join RAVEN, Discovery Coffee, Victoria Cecchini and friends for the launch party on June 16th at Discovery Coffee 2550 Rock Bay Ave. All photographs on display will be for sale on the evening of the event and afterwards, every print sold in connection with the event will go to RAVEN.

aerial view of Lake Morrison

A Victory for Lake Babine!

By | News, Victories | May 10th, 2022

RAVEN is celebrating a victory for Lake Babine Nation!

A digital illustration of DJ O Show with text that reads #365 Indigenous DJ O Show

#365 Indigenous: DJ O Show

By | #365Indigenous, News | May 3rd, 2022

For RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous Series, Meet DJ O Show: Afro-Indigenous DJ, speaker, artist, leader and youth mentor.

digital illustration of Buffy-Sainte Marie. With text that reads "Buffy Sainte-Marie. #365 Indigneous"

#365 Indigenous: Buffy Sainte-Marie

By | #365Indigenous, News | May 2nd, 2022

In RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous series, meet Buffy Sainte-Marie: Cree singer-songwriter, activist, and icon.

A group of runners participating in the Run for FUNds race at Elk Lake Park on April 2, 2022

Running for FUNds with RAVEN champions

By | Champions, Gitxaala, Heiltsuk, News | April 26th, 2022

On April 2, 2022 a group of runners took to the trail at Elk Lake to raise funds and awareness for Indigenous sovereignty and marine life conservation.

digital illustration of mountains, clouds and trees

Celebrating the laws of the land this Earth Day

By | News | April 21st, 2022

Around the world, Indigenous Peoples share a very similar respect and caretaking relationship with the land. Those stewardship values stretch back through time immemorial and exist as living, breathing ‘laws of the land’ today. It’s incredibly exciting to see the braiding of modern rights-based laws with Indigenous legal frameworks in courtrooms everywhere.

Digital illustration of Julie Flett. Text reads "#365Indigenous, Julie Flett"

#365 Indigenous: Julie Flett

By | #365Indigenous, News | April 20th, 2022

In RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous series, meet Cree-Métis illustrator and author, Julie Flett.

Digital illustration of John Velten. Text reads "#365Indigenous John Velten"

#365 Indigenous: John Velten

By | #365Indigenous, News | April 7th, 2022

In RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous series, meet John Velten: multi-disciplinary artist and creator, who is re-storying culture through his art.

Shawn Hayes watches as his unhooded Peregrine Falcon prepares to take flight with the setting sun. Bishop, Ca

JEDI Movie Night with Patagonia

By | Businesses, News | April 6th, 2022

Join Patagonia and RAVEN for a JEDI movie night in Vancouver on April 14, 2022 and enjoy three Patagonia short films about the outdoors.

A sign on a sidewalk that reads “Farm Stand” in black paint. A rooster silhouette is underneath with “OPEN” at the bottom. An arrow on top points up and to the left of the photo and reads “IN THE PORCH”.

RAVEN Champion Profile: Growing Community with The Backyard Project Farm Stand

By | Businesses, News | March 30th, 2022

Meet Marianne Unger of The Backyard Project Farm Stand. This RAVEN Champion is weaving new ways for neighbours to connect.

Blueberry River landscape. Grass fields surrounded by rolling hills and dark clouds in the sky.

What is the Blueberry decision, and how will it affect the Indigenous legal landscape?

By | News | March 22nd, 2022

The long-awaited judgment in Yahey v British Columbia (2021 BCSC 1287), a treaty infringement challenge brought by Blueberry River First Nation, has been widely hailed by legal scholars as a groundbreaking precedent with sweeping implications for treaty rights and resource extraction in northeastern B.C. and beyond.

Look ma, no pipelines! Indigenous power is coming from renewables 

By | Defend the Treaties, News, Pull Together, Stories | March 22nd, 2022

Saddling Indigenous communities with stranded assets — on top of climate disaster and desecrated lands — is no way to set relationships right. 

Job Posting: RAVEN Development Director

By | News | March 22nd, 2022

RAVEN is hiring! Check out the job post below, or visit Engaged HR to apply. Position Title: Development Director  Reports to: Executive Director  Location: Victoria, BC or remote – anywhere in Canada  Hours: Full-time, Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend work required Salary Range: $85,000-$95,000 About RAVEN: RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) is Canada’s only organization dedicated…

Job Posting: Fundraising Campaigns Director

By | News | March 22nd, 2022

Join RAVEN in our mission to provide access to justice for Indigenous Nations who are in court to defend land, air and water for future generations.

A landmark Supreme Court victory for Beaver Lake Cree Nation

By | Defend the Treaties, News, Victories | March 18th, 2022

Beaver Lake Cree set powerful precedent for Indigenous access to justice in Canada’s Supreme Court.

a tray of 7 brightly colored spices on a wood grain background

RAVEN Champion Profile: Transforming slow food into opportunities for social justice with The Paisley Notebook

By | Businesses | March 17th, 2022

Meet a RAVEN Champion: The Paisley Notebook. Aman Dosanj is the one behind slow food pop-up dinners, food memory stories, and Edible Adventures spice blends. Slow food in the name of social justice.

The 2022 Harmony Foundation Essay Prize is now open!

By | EssayPrize, News | March 15th, 2022

Calling all Masters 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 deadline to submit your paper to this year’s Harmony Essay Prize is June 1st 2022. Since 2015, RAVEN has worked together…

Page 1 of 41