Thank You from RAVEN

Thank you for joining RAVEN in our mission to provide access to justice for Indigenous Peoples.

RAVEN’s vision is a country that honours the ancestral laws, rights and stewardship values of Indigenous Peoples and their equitable access to the justice system within a thriving natural habitat.

We are thrilled to have you as part of the RAVEN community.


Breaking News: Supreme Court affirms Indigenous self-governance in child welfare law, UNDRIP in groundbreaking decision

What is the TLDR? The long struggle for equity for Indigenous children and families has reached a milestone. In upholding Bill C-92, Canada’s Supreme Court also  recognized that the federal government can pass laws which…

Indigenous Resistance to Mining: Ontario First Nations Call for Year-Long Moratorium on Mining Claims 

The Chiefs of Ontario have called for a year-long pause on all mining claims on their territories in the face of rampant mining speculation. Still: the province keeps issuing mining tenures without the consent of…

Image of coastal oil refinery with smoke coming out of a chimney, meant to illustrate pollution caused from fossil fuel industry.

Hot take: 6300% FALSE: Canada takes gaslighting to a whole new level

What is Gaslighting? It’s that workmate who, when called out on their racist behaviour, retorts, “You’re being too sensitive: this has NOTHING to do with race.” It’s that casual date who shows up half an…

Image of an oil refining facility under dark grey skies.

Hot Take: We won?!? A chance to stop rampant LNG exports

Boy do we ever need this.  In the climate justice movement, there is slow, incremental progress and — let’s face it — a dizzying array of losses to contend with.  But yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. is…

First Nation appeals court decision

Repost from CIM Magazine. Read full article here Leaders of the Gitxaała Nation applauded a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling that the province’s online claim staking system violates the Crown’s duty to consult Indigenous peoples.…

A tributary of the Peace River flows through yellowing aspens in the fall near the location of the Site C Dam in British Columbia.

The Next Chapter in West Moberly’s Legal Odyssey: a Rights Protection Intervention

West Moberly Nations continues its legal odyssey. On Nov. 7 and 8, 2023, West Moberly intervened in the matter of Attorney General (Ontario) v. Restoule et al. at the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). Read more to learn about how West Moberly continues to stand shoulder to shoulder with other Nations to advance Indigenous rights through the courts

A year-end message from RAVEN’s Executive Director Danielle Wilson

There are two possible futures for this country.  One future sees us double down on taxpayer subsidies for climate-destroying projects, for the benefit of oligarchs and hedge funds. The other future sees us apply Indigenous-led…

Resurgence: Stories of Indigenous resilience & creativity

Indigenous creators are breaking down barriers and taking center stage to bring powerful messages through books, music and art.

RAVEN’s 2023 Reflections (Part 2)

As we flip through the final pages of 2023, we want to take a moment to reflect on a transformative year. 2023 has been a landmark year for RAVEN, with 16 Nations supported and powerful…