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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

Step Up to Support the Tar Sands Healing Walk!

The Annual Tar Sands Healing Walk - a final journey This year RAVEN is taking a more active role in this important consciousness-raising gathering.  Please consider supporting this experiential learning event and choose 2014 Healing Walk in the drop down box on our Canada Helps page. This ...

Posted by Admin Tuesday Apr 08, 2014 14:26
Categories: Environment , RAVEN Educational Programs | Tags: Aboriginal, Alberta, Athabasca, Beaver Lake Cree, court, crowd funding, environment, First Nations, Healting Walk, in situ, Keepers of the Athabasca, legal defence, Native American, oil sands, rights and title, tailings pond, tar sands

RAVEN Turns 5 Today!!!

RAVEN turns 5! Today marks a landmark in RAVEN’s history!  It was 5 years ago that a group of individuals came together and decided that something had to be done about the extreme unfairness in the Canadian justice system with regards to protecting First Nations rights. Here are 5 ...

Posted by Michelle Zakrison Tuesday Apr 01, 2014 13:36
Categories: Environment | Tags: ACFN, Beaver Lake Cree, First Nations, Tsilhqot'in

Wrong mine, wrong place - rejected!!

Yesterday the Minister of the Environment, Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, issued a decision statement regarding the New Prosperity Mine in British Columbia's Chilcotin district, concluding that “the New Prosperity Mine project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects that ...

Posted by Admin Thursday Feb 27, 2014 09:58
Categories: Environment , Fish Lake, Teztan Biny | Tags: Aboriginal, British Columbia, CEAA, Chief Roger William, court, environment, First Nations, fish, gold, indigenous, investments, lakes, legal defence, mining, Native American, Prosperity, rights and title, science, Taseko, Tsilhqot'in, water, Xeni Gwet'in

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