Indigenous Food Sovereignty Short Film Night

The Gathering Festival Presents: Indigenous Food Sovereignty.

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

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Presenting:

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

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Wild Salmon Caravan 2018: Calling All Artists!

Celebrating the spirit of wild salmon. Calling all Artists!

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.

Our theme this year is mermaids!

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Wild Salmon Convergence 2014

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.

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2018 Wild Salmon Caravan Sept. 22 – 29!

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Our theme this year is mermaids!

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!

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EXPRESSIONS OF GRATITUDE

Wild Salmon Caravan Logo.

PUBLIC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

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