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RAVEN’s work is taking place in a time of great change and great opportunity. With reconciliation being discussed in communities, in classrooms, in boardrooms and on the floor of Parliament, there is an upwelling of interest and passion for engagement with Indigenous rights in Canada.

At the same time, we face continued challenges as a result of centuries of assimilationist policy and colonization. While participating in dialogue about reconciliation, Indigenous communities continue to live without equitable access to clean water, to health care, and to education.

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RAVEN Takes a Fresh, Funny Look at Indigenous Rights: HONL in the media

RAVEN’s work through Home on Native Land was featured in the Global Heroes Magazine — and we love the story they told about how taking this course is a tool for holding courageous conversations about what it really means…

The Doctrine of Discovery has been rescinded by the Vatican. What happens next? HONL in the media

Following the news of the Vatican denouncing the “Doctrine of Discovery,” The National Observer got in touch with RAVEN’s Andrea Palframan to ask: what does this mean, and what happens next? Get more info on how Home on Native…

Del’s Truck: a metaphoric understanding of the Doctrine of Discovery for young people

A Home on Native Land student contacted us the other day, pointing to the similarities between our “Doctrine of Discovery” cartoon, which uses the metaphor of the theft of a car to illustrate the illegality…

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Whose Land is it, Anyway? 

5 approaches to making a heartfelt land acknowledgement

To thoughtfully prepare an in-depth acknowledgement requires time and care. As we engage in processes of reconciliation it is critical that land acknowledgements don't become a token gesture. They are not meant to be static, scripted statements that every person must recite in exactly the same way. They are expressions of relationship, acknowledging not just the territory someone is on, but that person’s connection to that land based on knowledge that has been shared with them.

What may have started out as push-back against the denial of Indigenous sovereignty and continued presence, often ends up repurposed as a “box-ticking” exercise without commitment to any sort of real change.

Recognizing Rights Report

The purpose of this guide is to provide information on the different Aboriginal rights as they are understood in Canadian common law, and the ways in which Indigenous people can assert these rights within the Canadian colonial court system.


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