Celebrate the spirit of wild salmon through the arts and culture in a way that will nurture the creative energy that wild salmon have inspired through the ages. The WSC also intends to affirm inter-tribal relationships that are the foundation of traditional trade and fisheries governance knowledge systems. The collaboration and creative energy will serve to educate, inform, and transform the darkness surrounding the industrial storm that is endangering wild salmon. Ancient ceremonies and songs of Indigenous peoples, as well as creative expressions of visual and performing arts, music, storytelling, and guest speakers will call the wild salmon home to the rivers and streams where they play out their lives in birth and death.
Build capacity of coalitions and campaigns that link Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, artists, food systems networks, individuals, organizations, and communities who are working to protect, conserve and restore wild salmon and it’s habitat in the Fraser Basin and Salish Seas corridor.
For thousands of years, the wild salmon have been our most important Indigenous food and cultural and ecological keystone species that feeds the entire Pacific and Inland Temperate Rainforests. Wild salmon are an indicator of the health and integrity of the Indigenous land and food system on which the health and functioning of the agro-ecological system is interdependent. They feed many species including the bears, the wolves, the eagles, the forests, and our families and communities. The ability of our communities to respond to the many environmental and socio-economic issues threatening wild salmon is intimately linked to the strength, resiliency and ability of wild salmon to overcome the many odds they face along their journey to the Salish Seas and home again to spawn and nurse in the rivers, lakes, and streams of the Fraser Basin. In this respect, the WSC will bring deeper meaning and understanding to truth and reconciliation in a way that words cannot confer.
The Wild Salmon Caravan 2017 will take place September 22 – 29, 2018.
Traveling from unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations to the unceded territory of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) People at the Adams River.
Full stops and route will be announced under our “Travel Info” section.
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Look for arts builds coming to a community near you.
Also host your own arts builds and and self organize to be a part of the caravan in your local communities.
Create and upload short video clips to our Facebook page to tell others why the wild salmon are important to you.
More information for volunteer coordination will be coming soon.
Salmon are an ecological + cultural keystone species!
For thousands of years, the wild salmon have been our most important Indigenous food, and cultural and ecological keystone species in BC. They are an indicator of the health and integrity of the Indigenous land and food system on which the health and functioning of the entire agri-food system is based. They feed the entire Pacific Temperate Rainforest as well as many species including the bears, the wolves, the eagles, and our families and communities.
We invite everyone to come out in colourful and creative expressions of love for wild salmon in parades, banners, posters, music, storytelling, regalia etc.
Wild salmon hear our songs!
Celebrate the spirit of wild salmon!
Transform the darkness surrounding the industrial storm that is killing wild salmon.