Spring has sprung, and we’re making a noise!

As we move into spring, we’re reaching out to allies in all four directions to say “thank you” and to share opportunities, as we look to reach campaign milestones.

Beaver Lake Cree Nation – Tar Sands Trial – Big News

This is huge! Beaver Lake Cree Nation has launched a bold and brilliant legal move that stands to change the game in Canada’s tar sands. The Nation has asked the court to award them a portion of trial costs in advance, the same strategy that made it possible for the Tsilhqot’in to take their title case all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. Says Karey Brooks, legal counsel for the Beaver Lake Cree: “It’s been really difficult to get momentum. Now, if the Crown has to contribute to funding the litigation, they’re going to want to find the most efficient and quickest way possible. Right now, the incentive is the other way.”

Media from coast to coast was abuzz with the news, including a story in the Edmonton Journal that mentions RAVEN’s contribution to the case over the years. We’re incredibly proud of our donor community who has been faithfully following and donating to the Tar Sands Trial case all these years. In the past month alone donors like you have given $42,000 to the Beaver Lake Cree Nation case. Much gratitude to our friends from The Leap who spread the word to their networks and helped us raise half of that sum!


By Jan Bate, 17 May 2018 Newsletter