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Raven (De)briefs is a podcast for anyone wondering just what we mean when we talk about “LAW” on Turtle Island. Join host and RAVEN founder Susan Smitten for a courageous conversation with Indigenous folks about rights, responsibility, and redress.

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Raven (De)briefs is a podcast for anyone wondering just what we mean when we talk about “LAW” on Turtle Island. Join host and RAVEN founder Susan Smitten for a courageous conversation with Indigenous folks about rights, responsibility, and redress.

    S3 E7 - Fostering Care with Bryant Doradea - HK aka Higher Knowledge

    S3 E7 - Fostering Care with Bryant Doradea - HK aka Higher Knowledge

    As we celebrate the landmark settlement of Cindy Blackstock’s class action lawsuit, we’re taking a look at kids in foster care with hip hop artist, youth worker and activist HK aka Higher Knowledge.

    • 27 min
    S3-E6 Voices of Wood Buffalo: Guest Episode with Louise Romain

    S3-E6 Voices of Wood Buffalo: Guest Episode with Louise Romain

    Today we’re featuring a special guest episode by Louise Romain, recorded during the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal this past winter. 
     

    This episode features the voices of Melody Lepine, Tori Cress, Daniel T’seleie and Paul Belanger, all recorded at a press conference organised by Environmental Defence Canada and Keepers of the Water. 
    Fora like UN summits can be structured in very colonial ways: we are grateful to Lou Romain for weaving a tapestry of sound, grounding Indigenous teachings in birdsong, the voices of the river, and the breath of the wind. 
    The more-than-human voices are the Athabasca river and various animals are recordings from he Yellowstone National Park, which share many species also endemic to the Wood Buffalo National Park. red-winged blackbird, Wilson’s snipe, warbling vireo, bald eagle, western meadow lark, common loon, savannah sparrow, and sandhill crane.
    Additional music is by Holizna CC0, Soft and Furious, and Loyalty Freak through the Free Music Archive; theme music is by Luke Wallace. 
    You can hear more of Louise’s work on her podcast, Circle of Voices. Listen on Spotify and Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tune-intotheworld
    Now: sit back, pour yourself some tea and enjoy this guest episode from Circle of Voices and Louise Romain. 

    • 24 min
    S3 E5 Gitxaała Nation takes on the Mineral Tenure Act in B.C.

    S3 E5 Gitxaała Nation takes on the Mineral Tenure Act in B.C.

    On this episode of RAVEN (De)Briefs we're looking at the roots of Gitxaała Nation's court case challenging the outdated and unjust Mineral Tenure Act (MTA) in B.C. 
    Join host, Andrea Palframan, as she breaks down what the MTA is, and why we need to act in solidarity with Gitxaała Nation to reform mining in their territory, and all across B.C.
    You'll hear from Chief Nees Hiwwas, Tara Marsden, and Jamie Kneen on this final instalment on the Gitxaała court case taking place throughout the month of April 2023.  
    Donate to support the cost of the legal challenge: raventrust.com/gitxaala

    • 17 min
    S3 E4 Meet the Gitxaała Challenge Intervenors

    S3 E4 Meet the Gitxaała Challenge Intervenors

    Protecting one salmon-rich island on BC’s north coast is important enough: but if this Indigenous Nation and their allies win in court, their victory will change mining regulations everywhere in BC.

    • 17 min
    S3 E3 A different kind of mining company

    S3 E3 A different kind of mining company

    Today on the podcast, we’ll hear from a different kind of mining company in B.C. First Tellerium are intervening in support of upholding First Nations’ Free Prior and Informed Consent over mining claims in their territories. 
     
    In this guest episode, Ruben Tillman of Ng Ariss Fong interviews Tony Fogarassy, chairperson of First Tellurium Corp., about responsible mining in the age of UNDRIP. Hear from a mining company CEO how it’s good business to build relationships and get consent from First Nations before staking mineral claims. 
     
    This is the second of three guest podcast episodes from the Ariss Fong team: we’re grateful to them as they put in long hours every day at BC Supreme Court this month, representing Gitxaała in court.
    To support Gitxxala's legal challenge, visit https://raventrust.com/gitxaala

    • 20 min
    The Fight Against Big Mining: Guest Episode with Gitxaala Nation’s legal team

    The Fight Against Big Mining: Guest Episode with Gitxaala Nation’s legal team

    This April, Gitxaala Nation will be in court, pushing back against British Columbia’s outdated and unjust mining claims regime.  The case has garnered national attention as it is the first to put legislation based on implementing UNDRIP to the test.
    As part of our work raising legal defence funds for Indigenous Nations, RAVEN gets to work with Nations like Gitxaala who are applying their own legal frameworks at the same time as expertly navigating colonial courts. Today on the podcast, we’ll hear about how those intersecting strategies come to life, from the powerhouse legal team of Ng Ariss Fong. Support this case by donating or fundraising online : https://raventrust.com/gitxaala

    • 17 min

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