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Double your impact with Matching Funds for Beaver Lake Cree Nation

By RAVEN / October 31, 2018 /

Starting November 1st, every donation will be DOUBLED thanks to a coalition of matching funds donors! This is a serious boost to this campaign that means every action you take will have twice the impact, from making a donation to fundraising online to organizing an event. In just four short weeks, people across Canada have raised…

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Meet Brendan, Tar Sands Trial Campaigner

By RAVEN / October 5, 2018 /

Brendan is a Cree undergraduate student was born and raised on Treaty 4 territory, but moved in 2014 to Nogojiwanong (Peterborough), which is within the territory of the Mississauga Anishinaabeg. Here, he continued his studies as part of the Indigenous Environmental Studies & Science program. He is eternally grateful to the Anishinaabeg, who made space…

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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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A RIVER PILGRIMAGE TO THE TAR SANDS – Part Two

By RAVEN / October 22, 2013 /

Part Two:   Black gold fever In part two of her river pilgrimage to the tar sands, Terry Dance-Bennink writes about the highway to hell, black gold fever in Fort McMurray, and the toxic tailings lakes. The highway to hell Highway 63 is weird – like nothing I’ve ever seen. We drove north for several hours…

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A RIVER PILGRIMAGE TO THE TAR SANDS

By RAVEN / October 21, 2013 /

RAVEN is pleased to introduce a four-part blog series from supporter Terry Dance-Bennink following her recent trip to the Alberta tar sands.  We will post the remaining three entries over the course of this week. by Terry Dance-Bennink, M.Ed. Victoria, B.C. October 16, 2013 A RIVER PILGRIMAGE TO THE TAR SANDS Part One:   First encounters…

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We’ve Got The Power! (Shift, that is!)

By RAVEN / October 10, 2013 /

Wow!  Everyone at RAVEN is recovering from an amazing, exciting, intense few days at PowerShift 2013 listening to powerful keynotes like David Suzuki, Maude Barlow, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Crystal Lameman.. to name a few (apologies to the many not listed!), attending panels, working at tables in every venue, and just generally soaking up the energy.We were intent on…

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Back Moving Forward

By RAVEN / September 12, 2013 /

Pulling off the emotional encumbrances of this past summer and getting back in the game! In June my father died.  It was relatively sudden and completely shocking.  It took me out of this intensive world of fundraising and awareness building for causes like Beaver Lake Cree Nation for quite some time.  Even when I tried…

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DeSmogCanada: The Beaver Lake Cree Judgment: The Most Important Tar Sands Case You’ve Never Heard Of

By RAVEN / May 27, 2013 /

Please share with your networks!  DeSmogCanada’s Carol Linnit wrote a fantastic piece on the recent win in appeal court, and what it all means.The Beaver Lake Cree Judgment: The Most Important Tar Sands Case You’ve Never Heard OfSure they’re bad for the environment [1], for human health [2], and for wildlife [3], but we rarely stop to…

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An Open Letter to Norway’s Prime MInister – “Instruct the Board of Statoil to withdraw from Canadian tar sands”

By RAVEN / May 8, 2013 /

Oslo 08.05.2013Open letter to:The Norwegian Government, attention of Prime Minister Jens StoltenbergThe government must instruct the Board of Statoil to withdraw the company from Canadian tar sandThe Norwegian oil company Statoil’s engagement in extraction of oil from tar sand in the traditional homeland of some of Canada’s First Nations has been controversial from the start…

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