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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’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…
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…
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…
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.