Part 2: 14 reasons 2021 didn’t totally suck. PS: it’s mostly because of Indigenous youth and their acts of resistance

Banner image featuring Scott Wabano, Joseph Sarenhes, and Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Part 2 of a series: On the surface, 2021 was a year we might want to forget. But: as we start to peel back layers of the long-term toll the last year has taken on our collective well-being, let’s also remember to celebrate and lift each other up. Here’s a list of incredible Indigenous artists, activists and creators who use their voices, stories and skills to bring joy and build community. 

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Part 1: 14 reasons 2021 didn’t totally suck. PS: it’s mostly because of Indigenous youth and their acts of resistance

Banner image featuring Kayah George, Paisley Nahanee, and Kolin Sutherland-Wilson

Part 1 of a series: On the surface, 2021 was a year we might want to forget. But: as we start to peel back layers of the long-term toll the last year has taken on our collective well-being, let’s also remember to celebrate and lift each other up. Here’s a list of incredible Indigenous artists, activists and creators who use their voices, stories and skills to bring joy and build community. 

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Water is Life: Stand with Neskantaga

Neskantaga First Nation live in one of the more remote — and spectacular — parts of northern Ontario, on the shores of Attawapiskat Lake. It’s a region ironically rich in freshwater and possibly the largest intact boreal forest remaining in the world. But, because of government neglect and mismanagement, the community has recently passed a grim milestone: it’s been 9500 days without clean water flowing to the 357 people that call this place home.

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VIDEO: Desirée Dawson on solidarity in action

Hear soulful songstress Desirée Dawson – CBC Searchlight winner and award-winning singer-songwriter – on why she supports RAVEN (and why you should too!) “I really appreciate how RAVEN raises funds so Indigenous communities can protect their rights and integrity to land and culture. I also really appreciate that when there is outreach and education that…

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Lumi Gives

Lumi is supporting RAVEN as part of their goal of making the world a better place and supporting valuable work. Check out Lumi at lumi.gives

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This Giving Tuesday, invest in relationships.

Relationships are at the heart of RAVEN’s work. We are honoured to support  Indigenous leaders who embody powerful, ancient, and resilient teachings. When people from all walks of life step forward to breathe life into this work, together we have an extraordinary impact.  This Giving Tuesday – December 1 – RAVEN hopes to raise $5k…

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What this pipeline needs is a good quashing

August 30 is the anniversary of the day, back in 2018, when the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the TMX pipeline. The decision set an important precedent. The court found the government failed to properly consult First Nations on the Trans Mountain project. It also found the government’s approval of the project violated its responsibility…

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TMX Construction Resumes Amidst Pandemic

On the one year anniversary of the release of the Report on the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Canada has given the green light for construction to resume on the TMX pipeline. This is a government that is spending $10 billion – or more – of your tax dollars for an…

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A nailbiting morning. An astounding victory.

Another trip around the sun. Another amazing year for RAVEN. Writing these ‘retrospective’ emails summons so many powerful emotions. We’re driven by a sense of urgency at RAVEN: with legal challenges, there are no guarantees, and the successes, when they come, are impossible to predict or prepare for. This is why we are peppering you…

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