Gitxaała is Heading to Court

Legal challenges are like icebergs.  There is a mass of work involved in preparing arguments, collecting evidence from elders and community members, pulling together expert reports and interviewing plaintiffs. While the work of RAVEN supports that process every step of the way, it’s only when Nations are in court, at hearings, that all that work…

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Intergenerational Intersections: Salmon stories flow with Roger William and Trevor Mack

After an opening song and story with Sierra William, Mack and Chief Roger, we heard from the venerable elder who led his people in resistance to clearcut logging and open-pit mining. In dialogue with Tsilhqot’in story weaver Trevor Mack, William laid out a 3-punch, knock-out strategy: beginning with the creation of the Nemiah Declaration, to the blockade of roads and bridges, and finally to the Supreme Court victories that kicked out Taseko Mines and established Aboriginal Title to sacred Teztan Biny.

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Festival Afloat 2022: Music, Food, and Sponsors

Desirée Dawson smiles on the deck of the Providence tall ship. In the background is a flat of Guayakí Yerba Mate

Festival Afloat 2022: the Salish Sea Tour came together in a beautiful culmination of music, food, paddling, and raising funds and awareness for Indigenous access to justice. We raised over $50,000 for Heiltsuk’s and Gitxaała’s legal campaigns. None of this could have happened without the support from our incredible sponsors or the performances and storytelling from the different musicians and knowledge keepers.

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Join Run for FUNds for Wild Salmon

A close up of a person's legs, feet and hands. They are seated on the ground outside and are tying up their shoelaces.

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. 

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Infographic: The Ecosystem of Kelp, the life cycle of a legal precedent

Last year, Pro Bono Students Canada helped RAVEN by looking at the legal precedents that have been set by cases our community has fundraised for and supported. Focusing on the specific achievements of Gitxaala v. Canada —  the legal victory over the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline — student legal researchers went looking for new legal cases that had cited Gitxaala. Check out this infographic illustrating the findings.

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