Join us and make drums as well as headbands and paper fish that you can wear for a Salmon Dance.
Saturday, September 15
Skwah First Nation Community Hall: 625 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack
Arts Build 11am – 2pm
We all know Facebook is a new way people express themselves and connect with people around the world. The Wild Salmon Caravan has been able to share some great views via FB Live.
Here’s a couple streams from last year you will enjoy from the 2017 Wild Salmon Caravan Vancouver Parade.
A Free Evening Of Short Films With Local Filmmakers + Guest Speakers.
Sunday June 17, 2018| 7:30pm – 9:30pm
VIFF Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver BC
Fish Farm by Lindsey Mae Willie
Indigenous Plant Diva by Kamala Todd
“spiritual land claim” by Dorothy Christian
A Poetic Call To Action by Andrea Cessna
Honouring Our Matriarchs by The Wild Salmon Caravan Media Team
Come make art, banners & salmon sticks for:
Annual Gathering Festival Solstice Parade, Thursday, June 21, 2018.
Wild Salmon Caravan Parade, Saturday, September 22, 2018.
June 2nd, 9th & 16th from 2-5pm.
The Gathering Place, 609 Helmcken Street, Vancouver BC.
Planning for the 4th Annual Wild Salmon Caravan is well underway. Help us nurture the creative life-giving energy that wild salmon have inspired through the ages. Calling all artists, organizations and diverse cultural groups to plan and host arts-build workshops. Create parade floats, regalia, costumes, banners and/or organize visual or performing arts events in the time leading up to our annual Caravan. We will be hosting Mardi Gras style parades and sacred ceremonies Sept. 22-29 in Vancouver, Chase and other communities along the route of the salmon to the Adams River.
The Wild Salmon Convergence was parallel to the Salute to the Sockeye event that is being organized by the Adams River Salmon Society at Roderick Haig Brown Park.
The purpose of the event was to bring people of all cultures together to appreciate the beauty and grandeur of the Sockeye Salmon run in the Adams River, and build capacity of various Wild Salmon and Water networks and coalitions to link their campaigns, communication strategies, and organized policy/advocacy efforts to food, farming and communities impacted by mining.
The Wild Salmon need our help more than ever, and one way to do that is to appreciate their beauty, strength and resilience in their journey home to play out their birth and death in the Adams River – a river system with some of the oldest geology in BC, and rich in culture and heritage to the Secwepemc and all people who inhabit the region.
Watch these memorable videos put together by Oka Consultants. Read More
Create or facilitate art in your medium of choice, following themes that relate wild salmon to mermaids, matriarchs, water, healing, regeneration, transformation and change, sustainable energy and Indigenous food systems. We invite everyone to take part in our parades and programs in colourful, creative, cultural expressions of love for wild salmon.
Join us as we follow the Sockeye from the Salish Sea to Secwepemcul’ecw!
Last fall I had an experience, which will be remembered as one of the most impactful weeks of my life. I have struggled up to this point to find a satisfactory summery of the Wild Salmon Caravan (WSC) 2017, because it is an event that is a week long and vibrantly full of diverse experiences. A group of people setting out on an annual journey that does so much. Read More
The Working Group of Indigenous Food Sovereignty would like to publicly acknowledge and express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the communities of support that gave, so freely, countless hours of time, energy and a wealth of ideas for planning of programs and logistical coordination for the Wild Salmon Caravan 2017. Read More
We would like to publicly acknowledge and express our deepest gratitude and appreciation for the communities of support that gave, so freely, countless hours of time, energy and a wealth of ideas for the planning of programs and logistical coordination for the Wild Salmon Caravan 2018.
We are especially grateful for the ancestral guidance, teachings, and the generous hospitality that was extended as we travelled through 5 Coast and Interior Salish communities in the unceded ancestral territories from the Salish Seas Corridor on our way to the Adams River/Little Shuswap Lake.
We would like to make a special mention to our funders from the First Nations Health Authority, Heritage Canada 150+, Vancouver Parks Board, Vancity, BC Teachers Federation, Brewster Kneen and all the other individuals who donated to our crowdfunding campaign.
The journey was a beautiful expression of tribal values where peoples of all cultures came together to show the world how important and inspiring wild salmon are to our land and food system. We apologize in advance for any names we may have missed in our public acknowledgement and would like to say a special thank you to the many volunteers who showed up so humbly in anonymity to be of service in this rapidly expanding social movement.
The huge response and success of the WSC could not have happened without the financial, technical, human, and in-kind support provided by the many individuals and organizations listed below. Read More