Thoughts from Secwepemc Matriarch, Bernice Heather.

it is art, it is caring for and protecting Wild Salmon and waters in keeping in living in harmony with Nature, it is the Rainbow Tribe working together with FN, it is renewing our kinship ties all along the way, it is creating awareness amongst the youth in schools, it is problem-solving, it is Spiritual, it brings the generations together, it brings everyone who works with Wild salmon together, it is ancestral and contemporary at the same time, it raises the vibrations for the protection of Wild salmon and waters through drumming and signing, it brings us all together in the telling of the stories of our water people, it brings communities together from the Salish Sea to the Spawning grounds of the Sockeye Salmon. It is a Movement, it comes from the heart, it is a celebration, it is feasts, it is sharing, it is Family. IT IS SACRED!

 

Photo by Murray Bush







Wild Salmon Caravan visits kids at Shxwhá:y Village and are welcomed to Xwísten with a wild salmon feast and bear dance

 

The Wild Salmon Caravan travelled to Chilliwack Monday to visit with local school kids and Stó:lō Peoples for a feast and songs, dances and stories of water and wild salmon. Visit: Wild Salmon Caravan Photos: Murray Bush

2018 Wild Salmon Caravan welcomed to Xwísten

Caravaners were welcomed last night with a wild salmon feast and bear dance to Xwísten (Bridge River Indian Band) outside Lillooet. Today (Sep 25th, 2018) is a public community forum ‘Lets Talk About Salmon & Water.’

 


Sacred Ceremony Launches 2018 Wild Salmon Caravan

On September 22nd, 2018 the rain stopped just in time for the most colourful and festive Wild Salmon Caravan Parade yet! Hundreds took to the streets of downtown Vancouver in regalia and using the theme of Water People/Mermaids to honour wild salmon and launch this year’s Wild Salmon Caravan.  Photos: Murray Bush

Hundreds were on hand at a waterside ceremony led by Indigenous elders yesterday to welcome salmon home and launch the 2018 Wild Salmon Caravan. A feast and performances followed. Follow this link for the full Caravan itinerary.  Photos: Murray Bush