RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

Tsilhqot’in win injunction: Taseko drilling and road building HALTED pending civil case

Victory!  In what has been a decade’s long fight to stop mining at Teztan Biny, Tsilhqot’in territory is protected from drilling and road building —  at least for now.  On September 6, 2019, the BC Supreme Court granted Tsilhqot’in Nation an injunction that prohibits Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) from moving forward with its exploratory drilling...
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Now is the time to Pull Together

On September 3, 2019, the Federal Court of Appeal tossed out all non-Indigenous cases challenging the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. The good news is that six First Nations will have their day in court, including the four Nations that are part of the joint RAVEN-Sierra Club BC’s Pull Together campaign. Unconscionably, at the same time,...
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The Legal Breakdown of Indigenous Rights and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

What you need to know about the legality around Indigenous rights and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. On what legal grounds are First Nations challenging the 2019 approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers project? In the original NEB process, and subsequent Crown consultation, several First Nations advanced grave concerns regarding the project’s...
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News from the Nest – Summer Edition 2019

Sharing the fruits of summer, Allies Summer is golden, full of light and the earth’s abundance.  Following our springtime efforts of tending the soil, and planting seeds for growth, we are now in the time of celebration, visiting, and tending our relationships with our families, friends, our work, and with the Earth. Thanks to your support Allies, we are...
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Tsilhqot’in await September 1st ruling

Teztan Biny,Fish Lake, has been a sacred place of spiritual renewal for countless generations for the Tsilhqot’in. Teztan Biny is also rich in gold and copper, resources Taseko Mines Ltd. wants to exploit with its proposed New Prosperity Mine. The 1.5-billion dollar mine would seriously affect Teztan Biny, Yanah Biny (Little Fish Lake) and the...
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