Want to organize a screening in your living room or out in your community? We’ll help with posters, social media, and promotion, and help you sell tickets and collect donations using our online crowdfunding platform.
The Heilstuk Nation upholds an unbroken lineage of ancestral teachings that powerfully connect people to place. Witness how the Heiltsuk used the courts to stop Enbridge — backed by thousands of supporters via the Pull Together campaign. Just six months after that court victory, the Nathan E. Stewart ran aground in their Great Bear Rainforest home. Again, the Heiltsuk took to the courts. Now, in the wake of the devastating spill, the Heiltsuk are working to enshrine Indigenous governance of their homelands and waters into law. They are taking power back from regulators asleep at the wheel to ensure that the Pacific coast is protected for future generations. Their work will ensure marine safety for anyone who cares about the coast, the climate and future generations.
With deep implications for fish farms and orca whales, the Heiltsuk have launched the first ever aboriginal title claim for the seabed and foreshore: their historic case stands to set a powerful precedent for all coastal peoples.
Gather a group of your friends: your neighbours, your bookclub, your extended family, members of your co-op… and screen “Raven People Rising”! It’s a great introduction to Indigenous rights and to the ways in which settler communities can step up in solidarity. 30 minutes long, it’s a great conversation starter that will take viewers on a journey to the heart of the Great Bear Sea on B.C.’s wild coast.
Rent a hall, book a room at your university, library or school, approach your favourite coffee shop or community centre and host a screening of “Raven People Rising”. The film provides a great opportunity to discuss issues of Indigenous sovereignty, environmental protect and the ways people can put reconciliation into action. Where possible we can help you find local guest speakers, and we’ll provide you with an organizer toolkit and publicity materials so your event can succeed.
“Authentic voices from the periphery speak with extraordinary commitment and vision about the most pressing issue of our time. A must see if you care about the future of the BC coast and the planet.”
— Tony Beck
We do whatever we can to amplify your event through our social media channels and the media so you get a great result. We’re constantly blown away by the commitment, rigour, vitality and creativity of our allies. When it comes to throwing a party, hosting a fundraising concert, or pulling together a rally, our supporters have consistently knocked it out of the park in terms of creating events with heart and impact. When you step up to become a RAVEN organizer you are taking the soft idea of ‘reconciliation’ and chiselling it into something far more effecting: redress.
Thank you for taking a stand and joining us to retool this country and do the important work of setting relationships right.
To download posters, graphics and film materials go to Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x56ndeggu29hghw/AAAe-QwAanadZO6K4npnMGn3a?dl=0