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Settler Education 101

Growing Rooted Solidarity: Landback and Allyship

With a goal of supporting Indigenous-led initiatives, the organization known as Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs (RAVEN) recently teamed up with First Unitarians Church of Victoria to host an in-person and livestream conversation on how to live in solidarity and allyship with Indigenous Nations.

RAVEN is an Indigenous-led organization based out of an office on the unceded territories of the lək̓ wəŋən speaking peoples, including the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱ SÁNEĆ nations.

The conversation, held on March 9, featured discussion and communication from Tsartslip elder Virgil Sampson, RAVEN campaign director Leslie Anne Amour, and RAVEN communication director Andrea Palframan.

A link to a recording of the event can be found HERE.

The session covered the basics of the colonial history of Canada and BC, the legal landscape relating to Indigenous people, the work of RAVEN and how this work is part of the larger Indigenous rights movement.

The conversation can be also found on the RAVEN Trust site.

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