indigenous justice

VIDEO: Desirée Dawson on solidarity in action

By Andrea Palframan / December 17, 2020 /

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

By Andrea Palframan / December 14, 2020 /

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.

By Andrea Palframan / November 28, 2020 /

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

By Andrea Palframan / August 28, 2020 /

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

By Maia Wikler / June 10, 2020 /

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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#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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