sk̓ʷey kʷs ʔəwə θəytət k̓ʷə ɬew̓ətew̓txʷ We Must Build a Healing Place

sk̓ʷey kʷs ʔəwə θəytət k̓ʷə ɬew̓ətew̓txʷ We Must Build a Healing Place

A video on the importance and urgent need for a traditional healing centre for elders in Downtown East Side Vancouver.

Reposted from the “Healing Centre Now” wordpress.

Watch video here: Continue reading “sk̓ʷey kʷs ʔəwə θəytət k̓ʷə ɬew̓ətew̓txʷ We Must Build a Healing Place”

Wild Salmon Caravan Is Back For 2017!!!

Wild Salmon Caravan Is Back For 2017!!!

Hey everyone!

We are BACK for 2017 and have a lot of work to do.

Here’s some calls to action!

The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty and community planning teams for the Wild Salmon Caravan are calling on food system networks, artists, health hubs, and environmental groups to self organize on the following items:

  • Self-organize community participation in the WSC Mardi Gras style parades and events (see travel itinerary for times and dates of community events).
  • Host arts build workshops and create banners, costumes, regalia, and floats for a WSC parade coming soon to a community near you.
  • Share the save the date and arts build posters widely on social media:
    October 7th-12th, 2017 – Vancouver to Adams River
  • Follow and use the #WildSalmonCaravan2017 hashtag and tag @wildsalmoncaravan on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
  • Follow our blog. Look for follow button to your right.
  • Create and upload short video clips to our Facebook page to tell others why the wild salmon are important to you. What’s YOUR salmon story?
  • Volunteer for planning team for logistics and hosting of parades.
  • Inquire about cash donations. (use contact form)
  • Donate food for feasts – contact a  regional planning team near you in either of the following communities. (also use contact form)

We will be looking for community planning teams in the following centres:
Vancouver, Chilliwack, Merritt, Kamloops or Chase. Stay tuned for volunteer information and regional planning team gathering.

Stay tuned on our Calls To Action page for more details coming up!

If you have any questions or concerns…get to us through our new Contact Us page.

WSC at BCFSN Gathering 2017

WSC at BCFSN Gathering 2017

Well that sure is a mouthful isn’t it?
For those that don’t know the acronyms, the Wild Salmon Caravan was honoured to present at the BC Food Systems Network Gathering 2017 held at UBC Farms on unceded Musqueam Territory.

The gathering kicked off with a traditional welcoming by Jeri Sparrow and consisted of three days of conversations around the food systems in British Columbia.

Wild Salmon Caravan delivered a presentation entitled “Mobilizing Support For Indigenous Sovereignty Through The Wild Salmon Caravan” along side an arts build. Many great connections were made as well as an ideation session with 9 members of different food systems organizations from around B.C.

Below are some photos of the process and final product.

We started with a conversation around ‘what wild salmon means to us’. Ronnie kept notes of key concepts, values and understandings in a word cloud.


This data was then transferred from paper to software and created into a graphic declaration and promotional material for Wild Salmon Caravan.


Thanks to the BC Food Systems Network for having us out and thanks for your work.

What does salmon mean to you?

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