Beaver Lake Cree

Events in Toronto and Montreal: On the Frontlines of Climate Justice

By RAVEN / January 30, 2020 /

Generous supporters like you have made a significant contribution to one of the most important legal challenges of our time: the fight to contain the expansion of Canada’s tar sands. The winter 2018 campaign for Beaver Lake Cree’s Tar Sands Trial has raised almost $200K. Since the New Year, the Beaver Lake Cree legal team…

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Milestones upon milestones

By RAVEN / December 18, 2018 /

Donations for Beaver Lake Cree’s historic tar sands trial have exceeded our wildest expectations – not to mention our goal of $575,000 by November 30. As of this writing, December 10, RAVEN has raised $610,908 for Beaver Lake Cree’s strategic Advance Cost Motion. So why are we still fundraising? And what’s with the new goal…

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Victoria hosts Cole Gladue of Beaver Lake Cree at Tar Sands Trial Fundraiser

By RAVEN / November 7, 2018 /

Join us for an evening of story-telling and solidarity. All are welcome! NOVEMBER 7th, 2018Doors open: 6:30pmFeaturing:COLE GLADUE, Beaver Lake Cree NationSUSAN SMITTEN, RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs)Musical Stylings by Lorraine NygaardHome baked Apple Crisp and coffee/teaAdmission: FREE but this is a fund-raiser. Your generous donations to this important cause are greatly appreciated…

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Blog: Crystal Lameman, BLCN band member

By RAVEN / September 25, 2015 /

Author: Crystal Lameman This challenge we face in the rights of Mother Earth and all living beings is not about our oil consumption in the lipstick and spandex we wear. It’s not about the automobiles we drive and the carbon footprint we leave in the jets in which we fly. Those are the red herrings…

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‘This Changes Everything’ screens at TIFF

By Andrea Palframan / September 14, 2015 /

The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing with hundreds of movies set to unspool through Sept. 20. Avi Lewis’ new film, “This Changes Everything”, is an official TIFF selection and features interviews with Crystal Lameman of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation. Based on the non-fiction bestseller by Naomi Klein, who is Lewis’s partner,…

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Victoria’s Healing Walk – thanks to the RAVEN supporters!!

By RAVEN / June 30, 2014 /

Victoria’s healing walk raised $1579.35 for RAVEN and close to 300 people participated. We were thrilled at people’s response.  Included in this amount is $130.00 which RAVEN supporter/volunteer Terry Dance-Bennink raised at an open forum on Enbridge in Sooke on June 19th. Several RAVEN representatives attended including current directors Jessica Van der Veen and Kathryn Harwood,…

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New Crowd Funding Campaign – Challenge to CNRL Kirby Tar Sands Expansion

By RAVEN / June 11, 2014 /

A new crowd funding campaign is being launched today – because of a sudden and alarming change in practice by the Alberta Government and the Alberta Energy Regulator.  It affects everyone.  And we can all help support the first two nations to take a legal stand to prevent it from continuing.  Below is the media…

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WOW! You did it!!! Thank you everyone…

By RAVEN / November 26, 2013 /

This is amazing!  In two weeks, the goal of raising $25,000 wasn’t just reached, it was smashed!!  Thank you to the 643+ donors who signed on to help the Beaver Lake Cree Nation. Thank you to Crystal and to the team that helped get this campaign up and running!   If you missed it, the…

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A RIVER PILGRIMAGE TO THE TAR SANDS – Part Four

By RAVEN / October 24, 2013 /

This is the final instalment in a four-part series by RAVEN supporter Terry Dance-Bennink, following her travels to the heart of the Alberta tar sands.  We would like to thank Terry for this informative contribution!Part Four:   Lessons learnedAfter a disheartening visit to Alberta’s tar sands, Terry Dance-Bennink reflects on what can be done to support…

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A RIVER PILGRIMAGE TO THE TAR SANDS – Part Three

By RAVEN / October 23, 2013 /

Part Three:   Don’t drink the water Terry Dance-Bennink spends time with First Nations families suffering from the toxic air and water in Fort MacKay and interviews Dr. John O’Connor who says don’t drink the tap water!First Nations hospitalityThe dirt road into Fort McKay is a bumpy ride. It’s currently being expanded and paved and is…

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