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Fundraisers in #YVR (Jan 31) and #YYJ (Feb 1) for Tsilhqot'in legal defence against #Taseko Mines. http://ow.ly/kI8i3085uYG
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With one hand, the Trudeau government kills Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline... and with the other slaps everyone with approving Kinder Morgan. Please share this link to help BC First Nations with yet another legal battle to stop a pipeline.
https://fundraise.raventrust.com/campaign/the-people-vs-kinder-morgan/c108995
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Environment Minister Catherine McKenna expressed confidence Wednesday in the federal government’s support for B.C.’s liquefied natural gas industry on the eve of a major legal assault on Otta…
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Have you seen the RAVEN web page for the Justice for the Peace Caravan?
http://raventrust.com/no-site-c-grab-a-paddle/
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Please SHARE widely and LIKE the page. Oh, and a donation to get this caravan to court would be aMAZing!!! <3
https://www.facebook.com/JointheCircleT8FNs/posts/635422036620153
#grabapaddle   #sitec   #indigenousrights  
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Good article by Radio Canada - http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2016/08/14/dam-threatens-indigenous-culture-amnesty-international/#comment-12694

Donations to support the legal action can be made at nosite-c.com.
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Tonight at First Peoples House, UVic. 7 pm. With Dr. Andrew Weaver, Dr. Heidi Stark, & Greg Knox. Informative look at LNG on the Skeena.
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"It also mentions the Site C dam, a hydroelectric project in northeastern British Columbia, and other dams outside the park that "are affecting its hydrology and biodiversity."" nosite-c.com

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/unesco-world-heritage-sites-threats-oil-gas-1.3759713
Mining and oil and gas extraction account for nearly a third of threats to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada over the last 30 years, according to the international organization.
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Watch this stunning live music video featuring born and raised Peace Valley musicians Miss Quincy & Twin Peaks.
The Site C dam will flood 107 km of river valley in British Columbia’s Peace region. Treaty 8 First Nations' traditional territory and class one agricultural land will be destroyed. If construction continues, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau is breaking his electoral promises by disregarding the environment and First Nations’ human rights.
My Peace River is a curated multimedia project, created in response to the threat of the Site C dam on the Peace River Valley. The project showcases many different views of the endangered area through art - photos, video, music and performance. My Peace River was created by musician Jody Peck (aka: Miss Quincy) and photographer Jodie Ponto. They grew up on opposite banks of the Peace River and both currently live in Vancouver, BC. Proceeds from My Peace River go to the Treaty 8 First Nations to support their legal battle against the Site C Dam.
“The song '16 Horses' is about my connection to home, my roots and who I am. My story is interwoven with the Peace Valley. My family has been in the valley since 1924, First Nations have been in the valley since time immemorial. Our cultures and stories live here, our ancestors are buried here.
I chose to tell my story with this song and video because I couldn’t stand aside and allow my home to be destroyed without making some noise about it. I wrote this song about my connection and history in the Peace Valley, but everyone has their own story that stands to be lost if the Peace Valley is drowned. Prime Minister Trudeau has gone against his electoral promises by approving Site C construction permits. But it’s not too late for him to change his stance and prevent Site C from going ahead. Site C is not a done deal. We can all use our voices to stop the Peace River from being dammed.” -Miss Quincy
TAKE ACTION and join 20 000+ Canadians in signing this petition for PM Trudeau to stop issuing construction permits for the Site C dam.
DONATE to support members of Treaty 8 First Nations as they embark on a historic journey traveling 4,432km from the banks of the Peace River to Montreal to make their voices heard in the Federal Court of Appeal Sept 12, 2016.
LEARN more about the Site C dam and why scientists, politicians, First Nations and farmers are opposed.
'16 Horses' is part of a collection of songs recorded live on the banks of the Peace River by Miss Quincy & Twin Peaks. Download the album here or purchase from the My Peace River website. All proceeds go to Treaty 8 First Nations to help with the legal fees incurred fighting the Site C dam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXcO2p1Mtzs&feature=youtu.be
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Good article by Radio Canada - http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2016/08/14/dam-threatens-indigenous-culture-amnesty-international/#comment-12694

Donations to support the legal action can be made at nosite-c.com.
Amnesty International Canada has launched a worldwide campaign to stop construction of a massive hydroelectric dam in western Canada. It says the dam violates Canada’s commitments to uphold the human rights of indigenous peoples. “This is a dam that would block the Peace River and flood an area of land that is 83 kilometres long…
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WHY RAVEN? RAVEN's vision is a country that embraces the caretaker values of First Nations and their equitable access to the justice system within a thriving natural habitat. WHY NOW? Because the future depends on it. Our mission is to raise legal defence funds to assist First Nations who enforce their rights and title to protect their traditional territories. Through our education programs, RAVEN transforms public awareness to eliminate environmental racism and create a collaborative new economy..
Introduction
RAVEN currently supports (i.e. raises funds for) the Beaver Lake Cree in their legal fight against Canada and Alberta to stop the destruction of their traditional hunting, trapping and fishing lands from the devastating march of the Alberta tar sands industries. Current need: $2.2 million.

RAVEN is working with Sierra Club BC to support five nations that have launched legal actions to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline - www.Pull-Together.ca

We also support the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in its ongoing efforts to stop the expansion of the tar sands industries onto their lands.

RAVEN also supports the Tsilhqot’in National Government and Xeni Gwet'in First Nation in the ongoing legal actions to save Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) and the surrounding area from being destroyed by Taseko Mines' "New" Prosperity Project. Current need: $70,000
 
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @RAVENtrust.

We're trying to level the playing field for First Nations who are defending their land and life from state-sanctioned industrial land grabs.

Introduction

RAVEN is a charitable organization that provides financial resources to assist Aboriginal Nations within Canada in lawfully forcing industrial development to be reconciled with their traditional ways of life, and in a manner that addresses global warming or other ecological sustainability challenges.

RAVEN’s vision is a country that embraces the caretaker values of First Nations and their equitable access to the justice system within a thriving natural habitat.

WHY NOW? Because the future depends on it.

Our mission is to raise legal defence funds to assist First Nations who enforce their rights and title to protect their traditional territories. Through our education programs, RAVEN transforms public awareness to eliminate environmental racism and create a collaborative new economy.

“We see RAVEN as the NGO best-placed to assist this First Nation because of its mandate to support First Nations by levelling the playing field when it comes to going head to head with government-assisted industrial expansion.” — Colin Baines, The Cooperative, Social Goals Campaign Manager



Bragging rights

We've kept the Beaver Lake Cree legal action alive, through two efforts to have it struck from court. And we were instrumental in helping the Tsilhqot'in win the first and second round of federal environmental reviews against the Prosperity Mine.  Not one but TWO federal rejections of the mine. 

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250.383.2331
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susan.raventrust
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#303, 620 View Street Victoria, BC V8W 1J6 Canada