As the Co-Founder and Curator of the Wild Salmon Caravan, I am incredibly excited to launch the Online Art Exhibit that features over 20 BIPOC artists who have been inspired to create art in various mediums to express their love for wild salmon! Following the theme of Rainbow Warriors, the exhibit was co-curated in partnership with Heather Lamoreux of the Vines Festival.
Wild salmon are our most important Indigenous food and cultural and ecological keystone species in the forests, fields and waterways where 27 Nations of Indigenous Peoples in BC have subsisted in an intimate relationship with wild salmon for thousands of years prior to colonization.
Wild salmon need us now more than ever to come together and nurture the creative life giving energy needed to transform the darkness surrounding the industrial storm killing wild salmon.
We are calling on the Rainbow Warriors – ‘People of all Colours’, to ‘swim with us’ in solidarity as we come together to address some of the biggest systemic injustices of the 21st century that are killing wild salmon.
Follow us on our website and facebook page to appreciate the beauty of wild salmon and their habitat captured in the art that has inspired and so generously shared for this exhibit.
Dawn Morrison, Secwepemc
Date: Sunday September 20, 2020.
Time: 11 am – 12:30 pm
Via livestream facebook
Register to get a reminder: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/indigenous-peoples-and-wild-salmon-conservation-tickets-119956283473
Join us on Sept 20, 2020 with this amazing line up of Indigenous thought leaders who will come together for this panel discussion!
Each speaker will discuss how Indigenous Peoples are important for conservation of our important finned relatives, as well as how we must reconceptualize a framework for both coastal and inland fisheries policies, planning and governance.
Panelists will represent Indigenous knowledge, wisdom, and values ‘grounded in practice’ within inter-tribal networks where the strength of Indigenous fisheries governance lives.
The discussion will be moderated by Dawn Morrison, Curator of Research and Relationships for the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty.
Share widely and stay tuned for more detailed information coming soon!
Call to Action – Join the procession and presentations via livestreaming on facebook Wild Salmon Caravan.
As we are following strict COVID 19 protocols we are calling for people to join the procession and presentations ONLINE. If you have not been personally invited to the event we ask that you join us virtually via livestreaming on facebook Wild Salmon Caravan.
Schedule · Saturday, 19 September 2020
08:30-10:00 – Ceremony False Creek near Science World
10:00-11:00 – Procession – Via Prior, Venables, Princess, Georgia, Hawk, to Strathcona Park
11:00-12:00 – Photo and Art Exhibit Tours at Strathcona Park
12:00-13:00 – Presentations by Artists in Residence and Wild Salmon Caravan Leaders Dawn Morrison and Eddie Gardner.
For more information contact: Jolene Andrew (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Heather Lamoreaux (Lamoreaux.email@example.com)