oil sands

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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Great Ways to Give on #GivingTuesday!Great Ways to Give on #GivingTuesday!

By RAVEN / December 3, 2013 /

Today is the second annual #GivingTuesday, a day for philanthropic giving after Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  And RAVEN is participating by offering one of our fabulous T-shirts, sporting the logo that was created for us by renowned T’sou-Ke artist Mark Gauti.   Everyone who donates today will be entered in a draw for a tee!    And all funds raised…

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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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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

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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Canadian artists ante up on World Environment Day – add their voices in support of Beaver Lake Cree Nation

By RAVEN / June 5, 2013 /

ARTISTS IN TORONTO LAUNCH SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT FOR BEAVER LAKE CREE ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAYJune 5, 2013: Some of Canada’s most renowned musicians, film makers, and cultural workers are joining forces to contribute to an international movement supporting the Beaver Lake Cree in their legal battle to stop the expansion of the tar sands.“To violate our…

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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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