Since 2014, RAVEN has disbursed over $2.6 million dollars to our campaign communities. This support has resulted in the cancellation of permits for the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, fended off several efforts by Taseko Mines to destroy Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) for an open pit gold mine, and ensured the Beaver Lake Cree litigation has the funds to continue to trial to stop the degradation of their traditional lands by the tar sands industries. We currently support 15 Nations in seven different legal actions, with more campaigns pending.
RAVEN’s support also means that Indigenous nations do not have to divert funds away from critical community resources like housing, education, resource management, infrastructure and mental health care.
“We’re a small community, we’re doing what we can to stop this project. We don’t have the resources that big corporations do, or the government has, so every little bit helps. We’re just so grateful for people helping. ~ Chief Marilyn Slett, Heiltsuk Nation