Aboriginal

The Most Important Tar Sands Case You’ve Never Heard Of

By RAVEN / May 27, 2013 /

Written by Carol Linnitt for The Narwhal. See the original piece from 2013 here.  The Beaver Lake Cree Judgment: The Most Important Tar Sands Case You’ve Never Heard Of Sure they’re bad for the environment, for human health, and for wildlife, but we rarely stop to wonder if the Alberta tar sands are in fact…

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Big Win for Beaver Lake Cree Nation!

By RAVEN / May 1, 2013 /

A huge day of celebration for Beaver Lake Cree Nation! Alberta Court of Appeal tossed Canada and Alberta’s efforts to overturn the decision that lets them proceed to trial to stop the tar sands expansion. So no more delays by the Crown. This trial is moving ahead! BEAVER LAKE CREE NATION’S RIGHT TO TAR SANDS TRIAL…

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BEAVER LAKE CREE CELEBRATORY ROUND DANCE CEREMONY

By RAVEN / April 16, 2013 /

  I was privileged this week-end to travel to Lac La Biche, Alberta, and Beaver Lake Cree Nation territory to participate, as president of RAVEN, in a celebratory round dance ceremony. I was accompanied by RAVEN executive director, Susan Smitten, and lawyer Leigh Anne Baker of Woodward and Company. Our task was to inform this courageous…

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Gathering Steam…. updates on BLCN and Fish Lake

By RAVEN / April 9, 2013 /

Some important developments in both our key programs to share with you.  For both, we currently have a bit of time to raise the funds that will be needed.  It’s the pause that refreshes, so to speak.BEAVER LAKE CREE MOVE TOWARDS TRIAL DATEIn the category of “Patience is a virtue,” we bring you this update. …

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Profile of a courageous campaigner – meet Crystal Lameman

By RAVEN / January 28, 2013 /

RAVEN is so proud to be working with Crystal – her fierce dedication and determination are inspiring!Crystal Lameman is a 30 year old mother of two and she is from and resides on the Beaver Lake Cree Nation which is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is a college and University graduate,…

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The Tsilhqot’in Go to Ottawa

By RAVEN / January 25, 2013 /

What that means and why it is important to their rejection of the Prosperity mine proposalOn Thursday, January 24, Canada’s top court issued a decision granting the Tsilhqot’in First Nation permission to appeal a ruling that rejected its claim to aboriginal title over 440,000 hectares of land.  Here is a synopsis of why there was a collective…

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We couldn’t have said it better… thanks Bill! The crux of Idle No More.

By RAVEN / January 10, 2013 /

Bill McKibben, of 350.org fame, has written a cogent analysis of the current Idle No More movement.  And his conclusion is one that we have been espousing for the past three years. But there’s a stumbling block they hadn’t counted on, and that was the resurgent power of the Aboriginal Nations. Some Canadian tribes have signed treaties with…

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