Become a RAVEN Organizer

Ready to join the movement for Indigenous justice?

Today, it’s easier than ever to get involved. From organizing events in your community to hosting online gatherings, bringing people together around a shared passion for human rights and environmental protection is fun, and fulfilling.

Host a concert, hold an online auction, teach a Zoom class, organize a paddle, run, or dance marathon... the list is endless! RAVEN's story is full of amazing moments where people like you share your creative talents to  educate and inspire people to step up in support of our campaigns.

Get in touch and a RAVEN team member will reach out to you with support for organizing and promoting your online or real-world event!

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Host a beach cleanup and fundraise for Heiltsuk Nation this World Oceans Day

RAVEN is hosting beach cleanups this World Oceans Day! Join us at Willows Beach in Victoria — OR, plan your own beach cleanup at a location near you! What it is: This year, we’re choosing to engage in community reciprocity not just for our own local watersheds, but as an act of solidarity with Heiltsuk Nation,…

Run for FUNds is back for its 4th year!

For the past 3 years, RAVEN supporters Kayci Lesosky and Sarah Legg have been organizing 5k and 10km community fun runs at Elk Lake provincial park in Victoria, with the goal of raising funds and awareness about Indigenous sovereignty. Run for FUNds What started as a Covid 19 project for Sarah and Kayci. At the…

RAVEN’s 2023 Reflections (Part 2)

As we flip through the final pages of 2023, we want to take a moment to reflect on a transformative year. 2023 has been a landmark year for RAVEN, with 16 Nations supported and powerful legal precedents achieved. Yet, the year has also been tough for so many, marked by the harsh realities of inflation,…

RAVEN’s 2023 reflections (part 1)

It’s been an amazing year of stretching our wings. As we look back at a wild 2023, we’re  filled with gratitude as we reflect on the legal precedents we’ve set, new legal challenges launched, and bold alliances forged. This year, we’ve rallied on the court steps in support of Gitxaała Nation,  paddled up to a…

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

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.

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Seeing Beauty: A Photographic Exhibit to Benefit RAVEN

Join RAVEN, Discovery Coffee, Victoria Cecchini and friends for the launch party on June 23rd 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.

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Join Run for FUNds for Wild Salmon

The Run for FUNds fundraiser organized by RAVEN supporters, Kayci Lesosky and Sarah Legg, is fast approaching! On April 2, 2022 Kayci and Sarah are inviting everyone to come out to a community fun run at Elk Lake provincial park in Victoria. Their goal: to bring awareness to the Wild Salmon campaign, supporting Indigenous Nations to rid the Discovery Islands of dangerous fish farms once and for all. 

Questions & reflections on the brink of light

Though most of us are in the deep freeze of winter, the hours of darkness are getting shorter and the light is growing, bit by bit, every day. The conditions of nature are conducive to going inwards, while the restrictions of Covid demand that we contain ourselves and even, when necessary, isolate. In this time…

We’re Hiring an Organizer (Ontario)!

Are you a talented and adept campaigner/organizer with a strong commitment to decolonization and environmental justice? Are you passionate about supporting Indigenous Nations’ legal actions to defend their lands, rights and title? Do you want to work with a team of talented and kind people to make a real difference in the world?  Join the country’s…

Tranquil evening on the water for West Moberly First Nations.

Thank you to everyone who came out to our second floating concert in Victoria in support of the legal challenges of West Moberly First Nations! On July 29th, we hosted our second concert on the Gorge to raise funds to West Moberly First Nations’ legal challenge to Site C Dam. The Nation is pursuing a…

Filipinx community fundraises for Heiltsuk Nation!

We would like to give a special thanks to Pinay Collection for raising $400 for Heiltsuk Nation! On January 30th, Pinay Collection hosted Usap Tayo pod – a space where community gathers to learn skills, share stories, reflect on their experiences as Pina/xys and (re/un)learn about Black and Indigenous solidarity building. They engaged virtually on…

A remarkable floating fundraiser for remarkable times

A group of islanders have found a unique way to host a covid-safe, socially distanced fundraiser. Thursday, September 3’s “Throw a Boat Down” event will be a paddle-powered, floating concert in support of RAVEN. The show will be livestreamed to audiences everywhere from a floating stage anchored just off the coast of Salt Spring Island.…