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RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs)


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RAVEN provides financial resources to assist Indigenous Peoples within Canada with legal advocacy in a manner that also addresses global warming or other ecological sustainability challenges.

Our mission is to raise legal defence funds to assist First Nations who enforce their rights and title to protect their traditional territories.

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

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  • "Quashed is an old, old Squamish word for 'told you so'." ~ Khesilem

    Hello brilliant Indigenous Allies!   WOW! Pull Together ~ The courts quashed the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline! What a win for Coldwater Indian Band, Tsleil Waututh Nation, Squamish Nation and Secwépemc Nation!!!! What a win for the Salish Sea!! Canada’s... Read more »

  • Amazing generosity met by astonished gratitude!!

    It's incredible!  Since the start of this year, donors have generously granted almost 400K miles to RAVEN -- and we are super grateful.  Those miles will be used to help fly leaders of different Nations in to cities like Vancouver to attend important court dates.  Not the... Read more »

  • Thanks to supporters RAVEN was able to offset hotel costs!

    Miles donated were used to assist Tsilhqot'in Nation Elders as they undertake a journey from their homeland in BC to appear before the Supreme Court of Canada on Nov. 7, 2013 seeking recognition of Aboriginal title for the first time in Canadian history. On the first day of our campaign,... Read more »

  • Let's keep this going!

    In less than 24 hours, RAVEN received more than 250,000 miles - our goal for our annual campaign was 100K.   Geez! So first of all, a huge THANK YOU to all our donors so far.  Those huge amounts quickly put us over the top and we are so grateful.  With these miles we... Read more »

  • This appeal can be expected to profoundly shape the future...

    On November 7, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada is scheduled to hear the historic appeal of the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s Aboriginal title case. This litigation started over two decades ago, when the Tsilhqot’in Nation blockaded and then went to court to save some of its last... Read more »

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