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Smithers rocks out with concert & BBQ

By RAVEN / June 16, 2015 /

On June 13th, Smithers marked the one-year anniversary of the federal governments approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline with a show of strength to reaffirm their opposition to this dangerous project. Despite some cool & wet weather, local musicians kept the crowd toe-tapping and enteretained. According to an attendee, the music was great, and the hamburgers…

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Haida Gwaii group CoAST Raises $2,000 with Gorgeous Calendars!

By RAVEN / February 12, 2015 /

Communities Against Super Tankers (CoAST), a group of concerned islanders on Haida Gwaii, raised $2,000 for Pull Together through the sale of their 2015 calendar, featuring stunning photographs of Haida Gwaii by local photographers.   Thank you to CoAST for such awesome work!   To learn more about CoAST and the work that they do,…

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Announcing: Pull-Together.ca – Supporting First Nations legal challenges to Enbridge Northern Gateway

By RAVEN / July 24, 2014 /

BC First Nations are in court, based on their constitutionally-protected rights, fighting to stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline and tankers project.But fighting government is expensive. That’s why RAVEN Trust and Sierra Club BC and BC communities are building a legal defence fund – to provide First Nations the resources they need to win.You can help…

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Celebrating with the Tsilhqot’in!! A great way to spend a weekend!

By RAVEN / July 6, 2014 /

“If we lose, we’re not a culture, not a people…Losing is not an option for us.”  Chief Roger William uttered these prophetic words back in 2002, during filming of the documentary Wild Horses, Unconquered People about the Xeni Gwet’in’s now legendary legal challenge for title to Tsilhqot’in land.   This past weekend I was privileged to be invited…

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Victoria’s Healing Walk – thanks to the RAVEN supporters!!

By RAVEN / June 30, 2014 /

Victoria’s healing walk raised $1579.35 for RAVEN and close to 300 people participated. We were thrilled at people’s response.  Included in this amount is $130.00 which RAVEN supporter/volunteer Terry Dance-Bennink raised at an open forum on Enbridge in Sooke on June 19th. Several RAVEN representatives attended including current directors Jessica Van der Veen and Kathryn Harwood,…

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New Crowd Funding Campaign – Challenge to CNRL Kirby Tar Sands Expansion

By RAVEN / June 11, 2014 /

A new crowd funding campaign is being launched today – because of a sudden and alarming change in practice by the Alberta Government and the Alberta Energy Regulator.  It affects everyone.  And we can all help support the first two nations to take a legal stand to prevent it from continuing.  Below is the media…

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Tsilhqot’in Event in Victoria February 18th & Great News: Tsilhqot’in received right to be “Respondent” in Taseko Mines Judicial Review of “New” Prosperity Mine

By RAVEN / February 6, 2014 /

Hello RAVENers!To provide you an update on the Tsilhqot’in file we would like to share a victorious message from the Tsilhqot’in National Government:“We’re happy to report one more small victory in the ongoing struggle of the Tsilhqot’in people against the proposed New Prosperity Mine: on February 4, the Federal Court ordered Taseko Mines Limited to…

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WOW! You did it!!! Thank you everyone…

By RAVEN / November 26, 2013 /

This is amazing!  In two weeks, the goal of raising $25,000 wasn’t just reached, it was smashed!!  Thank you to the 643+ donors who signed on to help the Beaver Lake Cree Nation. Thank you to Crystal and to the team that helped get this campaign up and running!   If you missed it, the…

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New Prosperity Mine EA Report Worse than 2010 Version that led to a “Scathing” Rejection

By RAVEN / November 1, 2013 /

It’s out – the CEAA Panel report on Taseko’s New Prosperity Mine.  Here are sample headlines: Canada panel says revised Taseko mine plan may harm environment – ReutersNew Prosperity mine would have ‘adverse environmental effects,’ panel finds – CBCFirst Nations declare victory against Taseko’s BC mine – CBCThe CEAA Executive Summary   And here is a Quick Selection of Panel Report Key FindingsHere’s…

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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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