Posted on December 13, 2018
Last week, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a cut in tar sands production.
A drop in prices for dirty bitumen has been blamed on lack of pipeline capacity, which has been blamed on RAVEN Trust. Besides this, RAVEN Trust has enjoyed other major accomplishments: an overview.
RAVEN Trust’s Accomplishments
By backing Indigenous Nations in court, RAVEN Trust stopped Enbridge. Together with and thanks to the Tsleil Waututh, Squamish, Coldwater and Secwepemc Nations. All these collaborated to stop the (formerly Kinder Morgan) TransMountain pipeline expansion.
Over a Million Canadian Dollars
By harnessing the power of cutting edge, digital organizing, tools, RAVEN Trust invited dedicated people to help. These people supported by donating, fundraising online, and organizing events. These people helped to raise over a million dollars (and counting) to fund game-changing court cases. These cases have forced the government and industry to take Indigenous rights seriously.
A Winning Streak in the Canadian Courts
At this moment in history, Indigenous First Nations are on an unprecedented winning streak in the country’s courts. These wins are setting powerful precedents that will reshape our common future.
The impact of RAVEN Trust’s work writes the landscape.
Held Off Open Pit Mining
RAVEN Trust prevented two major pipelines from transforming the Pacific coast into a fossil fuel export superhighway. They have held off open pit mining in the Tsilhqot’in. They have sent LNG giant Petronas packing. And they pushed back against industrial development of the Yukon’s pristine Peel Watershed.
RAVEN Trust Circle of Allies
RAVEN Trust started the ‘Circle of Allies’. The time is now. Together we pull harder, because the gains made are counterbalanced by a ruthless fossil fuel industry. This fossil fuel industry grows more desperate as its climate impact becomes irrefutably clear.
While the world teeters on the brink of climate catastrophe, the cost of inaction is just too great.
We can wallow in despair or we can use our collective power to turn the tide.
RAVEN Trust invites people to join their Circle of Allies, with the following message:
Please commit to help Indigenous Nations see groundbreaking legal challenges through, all the way from inception to eventual success: find out more about our Circle of Allies.
The Crowd Versus is honored and proud to work with this powerful organization.