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.


The Story of “Unity”: From Appropriation to Honour

Restorying an appropriated work by Haisla-Heiltsuk artist Mervin Windsor.

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Ever find yourself in a conversation about Indigenous rights that goes sideways? We’ve all been there. Whether you get tongue tied trying to explain ‘unceded territory’, or red in the face when trying to confront…

John Borrows – On Mindfulness, and Indigenous Law

John Borrows is a member of RAVEN’s legal advisory panel and is co-founder of the joint Common Law and Indigenous Law program at the University of Victoria, the first of its kind. He spoke as part of Sorrento Centre’s Mindfulness and Indigenous Law Conference, sharing beautiful stories and teachings on Indigenous law from his Chippewan of the Nawash Nation and ancestors.

Truth Before Reconciliation: Wenecwtsin Wayne Christian

Wayne Christian (Secwépemc and Syilx Okanagan) shares about his family’s experiences with the Sixties Scoop, and how through revitalization of Indigenous law and traditions is sustaining a new generation of knowledge keepers and land protectors.

Think B.C.’s mineral tenure system is a joke? So do we.

For a $25 fee, you can start prospecting all over B.C: without even notifying the Nation whose land you are on. Put a stop to that: donate.

Trick or Treaty? An Update on the Beaver Lake Cree Nation Campaign

When Beaver Lake Cree Nation declared victory in the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) last March, we didn’t think we’d be telling you this. But: despite a win in the highest court in the land… Beaver Lake Cree Nation (BLCN) is back in court and having to prove, yet again, that they are indeed unable to afford to pay the full cost of its Defend the Treaties trial.

Aerial view of the Nathan E Stewart spill clean up attempts

VIDEO: A Community-Led Approach to an Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessments are standard protocol after an oil spill like the one that occurred in Heiltsuk waters after the Nathan E. Stewart tug ran aground on October 13, 2016. But who leads them, and how they are done is not so simple. 

Reconciliation is STILL a verb

Eleven.  That’s how many of the 94 Calls to Action from 2015’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission have been completed.  Enshrining today, September 30, as National Day of Truth and Reconciliation was one of them. The…

World Rivers Day 2022

Water cloaks our planet and is the source of all life, and rivers are the threads of our waterways. September 25 is World Rivers Day and we are celebrating the Nations whose stewardship and care is working to protect the world’s rivers for everyone.