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"RAVEN occupies a unique niche in the NGO community in Canada by creating legal defense funds for First Nations who must continuously defend their lands and livelihood from the onslaught of rampant industrial development. This small group is incredibly successful... "  ~ Jody Williams, Nobel laureate and founder of Nobel Women's Initiative

Announcing: Pull-Together.ca - Supporting First Nations legal challenges to Enbridge Northern Gateway

BC First Nations are in court, based on their constitutionally-protected rights, fighting to stop Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline and tankers project. But fighting government is expensive. That's why RAVEN Trust and Sierra Club BC and BC communities are building a legal defence fund ...

Posted by Admin Thursday Jul 24, 2014 10:00
Categories: Enbridge Northern Gateway, RAVEN General | Tags: Aboriginal, climate justice, Constitution, court, crowd funding, donors, environment, First Nations, fund-raising, indigenous, legal defence, Native American, pull together, rights and title, tar sands

Celebrating with the Tsilhqot'in!! A great way to spend a weekend!

“If we lose, we’re not a culture, not a people...Losing is not an option for us.”  Chief Roger William uttered these prophetic words back in 2002, during filming of the documentary Wild Horses, Unconquered People about the Xeni Gwet’in’s now legendary legal ...

Posted by Susan Smitten Sunday Jul 06, 2014 20:07
Categories: Environment , Tsilhqot'in | Tags: Aboriginal, British Columbia, Chief Roger William, Chilcotin, Constitution, court, environment, First Nations, fish, indigenous, law, legal defence, Native American, philanthropy, SCC, Tsilhqot'in, Xeni Gwet'in

Victoria's Healing Walk - thanks to the RAVEN supporters!!

Victoria’s healing walk raised $1579.35 for RAVEN and close to 300 people participated. We were thrilled at people’s response.  Included in this amount is $130.00 which RAVEN supporter/volunteer Terry Dance-Bennink raised at an open forum on Enbridge in Sooke on June ...

Posted by Admin Monday Jun 30, 2014 11:41
Categories: ACFN, Beaver Lake Cree, Climate Change, Environment , RAVEN General | Tags: Aboriginal, ACFN, Alberta, Beaver Lake Cree, climate justice, environment, First Nations, Healting Walk, indigenous, law, legal defence, Native American, rights and title, SCC

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