indigenous justice

VIDEO: Weaving Solidarity: Honouring Stolen Sisters

By Andrea Palframan / October 21, 2020 /

Join a powerful circle of healing and remembrance: bear witness to a webinar with Wet’suwet’en matriarchs that took place October 20, 2020. We hear so often about “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls”. Behind that grim descriptor are people’s lives: in remembering, it is so important to say their names, and remember their stories.…

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#WetsuwetenStrong Allies Toolkit

By Andrea Palframan / February 19, 2020 /

Ready to get organized in support of Wet’suwet’en land protectors? We’ve put together this Toolkit for Action: please share widely! Calls to Action Wet’suwet’en leadership have asked the RAVEN community to stand with them as they pursue two groundbreaking legal challenges. Download campaign one pager with details on both legal challenges which RAVEN is supporting,…

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The Legal Breakdown of Indigenous Rights and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project

By Andrea Palframan / August 18, 2019 /

What you need to know about the legality around Indigenous rights and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project. On what legal grounds are First Nations challenging the 2019 approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers project? In the original NEB process, and subsequent Crown consultation, several First Nations advanced grave concerns regarding the project’s…

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A nailbiting morning. An astounding victory.

By Andrea Palframan / December 20, 2018 /

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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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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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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Learn Cutting Edge Online Fundraising + Organizing Strategies: Webinar!

By RAVEN / October 31, 2018 /

Interested in learning more about organizing + fundraising? Join a webinar with RAVEN’s Ana Simeon and Tar Sands Trial organizer Brendan Campbell on November 6th, 4:30 P.S.T. RSVP: ana@raventrust.com. RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) has used state-of-the-art digital tools to amplify and grow the power of grassroots movements. Find out how you can lean…

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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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Healing Walk Victoria: an inter-faith journey

By RAVEN / July 4, 2018 /

By Terry Dance-Bennink I came back a changed woman after my river pilgrimage to the tar-sands in September 2013, determined to take action. I shared the story of my pilgrimage at my local church, Esquimalt United, and to my delight, our minister, Leanne Benoit, suggested we hold a solidarity healing walk next spring in Victoria,…

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Birthday Justice

By RAVEN / June 9, 2018 /

Host a birthday fundraiser for Indigenous Justice! Are you hitting a milestone, or just hitting your stride? Ted Grand was turning 50, and he wanted to do something more meaningful than just receive a bunch of messages on Facebook or a pile of presents. He set up an online fundraiser and raised over $7000 for…

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