Tar Sands Trial

Events in Toronto and Montreal: On the Frontlines of Climate Justice

By RAVEN / January 30, 2020 /

Generous supporters like you have made a significant contribution to one of the most important legal challenges of our time: the fight to contain the expansion of Canada’s tar sands. The winter 2018 campaign for Beaver Lake Cree’s Tar Sands Trial has raised almost $200K. Since the New Year, the Beaver Lake Cree legal team…

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Wenatchee, WA 350.org host fundraising screening for the Tar Sands Trial

By RAVEN / November 21, 2018 /

Our allies in Washington State are screening “The Human Element” in support of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation. Renowned photographer James Balog (CHASING ICE) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements— air, earth, fire and water— to frame his journey, Balog explores…

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Victoria hosts Cole Gladue of Beaver Lake Cree at Tar Sands Trial Fundraiser

By RAVEN / November 7, 2018 /

Join us for an evening of story-telling and solidarity. All are welcome! NOVEMBER 7th, 2018Doors open: 6:30pmFeaturing:COLE GLADUE, Beaver Lake Cree NationSUSAN SMITTEN, RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs)Musical Stylings by Lorraine NygaardHome baked Apple Crisp and coffee/teaAdmission: FREE but this is a fund-raiser. Your generous donations to this important cause are greatly appreciated…

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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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A move to real reconciliation

By RAVEN / June 9, 2018 /

If you held the winning card in a life or death game — would you play it if you knew it also came with a price that would leave you, your family and all your relations destitute for possibly generations to come? And knowing that the price of not playing it would leave you, your…

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