What inspires a RAVEN champion?

We were SO delighted to receive this message from one of our online fundraisers, who writes:

Team RAVEN,

I have worked in renewable energy development in the United States for 14 years, developing wind, solar and battery energy projects across the country with the goal of decarbonizing the grid. I have deep environmental convictions that led me into this career field and that lead me into caring about critical environmental issues like stopping oil and gas extraction and pipeline expansions. 

I have been tracking the Tar Sands issue for years. Reading Naomi Klein’s, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate,” I learned specifically about the Beaver Lake Cree fight and was moved to start a fundraiser on the RAVEN page, found here: https://fundraise.raventrust.com/fundraiser/2911626. I am happy that my community showed up to give $3,000 in response to my call to action.

I stand with RAVEN and look forward to continuing to advocate in solidarity. Thank you for your work.

Ann Siqveland

Online fundraisers are the soul of RAVEN: folks who reach out to friends and family on behalf of the Nations we support are not only providing access to justice, but are taking part in a courageous conversation about rights and decolonization that is vital to our common future. Thanks to folks like Ann, we are moving in the right direction: for people, and for planet.

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