Being allies

This is an over-arching theme that we incorporate into all our work. For RAVEN updates related to being allies, including descriptions of all the videos and articles published under this theme by the NB Media Co-op, click here.

The biggest challenges facing rural communities in New Brunswick involve sustaining sources of clean and safe water, lands and air. A sustainable environment is under threat from different kinds of destructive resource extraction as well as extreme weather events related to climate change.

Ensuring sustainable rural futures means working with Indigenous communities in the province.

  • Current activities include publishing videos and articles with our partner, the NB Media Co-op, featuring Indigenous leaders.
  • We are currently developing a project with our partner JEDI (Joint Economic Development Initiative).
  • RAVEN is also active in networks with Indigenous groups concerned with environmental issues.

We’ve completed several activities under this theme:

  • RAVEN worked closely with the UNB Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre until the retirement of RAVEN collaborator David Perley. This included collaborating on a number of stories and videos published by RAVEN partner, the NB Media Co-op.
  • We organized a panel Women Resisting Extractivism, that featured Indigenous women activists presenting their work.