Request for First Nations Legal Defence Fundraising Support
Our mission is to raise legal defence funds to assist Indigenous Peoples who enforce their rights and title to protect their traditional territories and the natural environment. For your application to be considered, it must fall
Your application, once completed, will be reviewed by RAVEN's Advisory Committee, who will make a
recommendation to the RAVEN Board of Directors. The RAVEN Board of Directors will make the decision whether
RAVEN can and will support your application.
The RAVEN Advisory Committee will review your application based on the following criteria:
(a) alignment with RAVEN's mandate to support indigenous rights and governance, access to justice for indigenous peoples and protection of indigenous communities' environments;
(b) precedent value, meaning whether the case raises relatively new issues and the extent to which the case has the ability to advance indigenous and environmental law;
(c) feasibility: is there enough time for RAVEN to make a difference in the case, is there enough financial and community support from other sources to see the case through to completion;
(d) costs involved including your ability to contribute financially and with in-kind services, a spokesperson to assist with fundraising, partners in funding the case and the overall anticipated costs of the case to completion;
(e) clear evidence of community support for your case, including General Membership Resolutions, BCRs, petitions and other indicators of strong community support; and
(f) the ability of the case to build capacities within your community.
To be considered by RAVEN, the application must answer all of the questions below.