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RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

Show Up in Solidarity for Heiltsuk Nation: Raven People Rising Returns to Vancouver

Join Vancouver Quakers and Unitarians to raise funds for the Heiltsuk legal defence, hear from Audrey Siegl (Musqueam Nation territorial welcome), Lisa Fong (lawyer for Heiltsuk Nation), enjoy the film ‘Raven People Rising’, art raffle and more! Refreshments provided. You can watch the trailer here. Suggested donation: $10 – $20; No one turned away for...
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A Measure of Integrity: First Nations Respond to the Bitumen Reference Case Decision

Who gets to regulate the flow of bitumen through boundary-traversing pipelines: the province or the federal government? That’s been the question at the heart of the prosaically-named “Bitumen Reference” legal action that was heard by the Supreme Court of Canada after British Columbia appealed an unfavourable verdict by the Federal Court of Appeal.  On January...
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Unpacking Solidarity & Allyship

With reconciliation being discussed in communities, in classrooms, in boardrooms and on the floor of Parliament, there is an upwelling of interest and passion for engagement with Indigenous rights in Canada. Canadians are leaning in to understand the history of Indigenous Peoples, and to know the underlying issues of colonization and assimilation, to know where...
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Our Vision? A Country Where Democracy Thrives with Honoured Indigenous Rights

RAVEN’s vision is a country where constitutional democracy is flourishing because Indigenous laws, rights and stewardship values are honoured. We are spotlighting some of our favourite programs aimed at exploring, honouring and understanding Indigenous laws in BC. West Coast Environmental Law: Revitalizing Indigenous law for Land, Air and Water (RELAW) “For thousands of years, Indigenous...
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