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 planning of programs and logistical coordination for the Wild Salmon Caravan 2017.

We are especially grateful for the ancestral guidance, teachings, and the generous hospitality that was extended as we traveled 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



Wild Salmon Caravan planning team session in progress. Team sitting around a table.

2017 Wild Salmon Caravan Regional Planning Teams

A big thank you to all of our regional planning teams for the 2017 Wild Salmon Caravan.

Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, Skwxwừ7mesh Ủxwumixw – Squamish (Vancouver)

Brenda Racanelli, Vancouver Parks Board

Rebecca Til, Vancouver Parks Board

Carmen Rosen, Still Moon Arts Society

Bee Miller, Still Moon Arts Society

Ian Marcuse, Grandview Woodland Food Connection

Shannon Hecker, The Right to Food Zine

Melpetkwe Mattew

Gloria Pavez

Ronnie Dean Harris

Ingrid Figueroa Manelik

Daniel Mendoza

Bo Del Valle Garcia, Cedar Cottage Community Garden

Yolanda Weeks

Nadine Pluzak, Vancouver Storytelling Society

Victoria Morgan

Lori Snyder

Jay Peachy

Cease Wyss

Stờ:lō -Skwah (Chilliwack)

Eddie Gardner

Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance

Tracy Lyster

David Peter

Valerie O’Connell

Dan Guanzon

Robert Gladstone

Don Mair

Ethel Gardner

Garry Hagguist

Dan Coultier

Bonny Krulicki

Nlaka’pamux (Coquihalla Mountains, Merritt)

Lani McKenzie (Xwustse)

Joanne Lafferty, Councilor, Lower Nicola Indian Band

Billie Pierre

Secwepemc te Tk’emlups (Kamloops) 

Bonnie Klohn, Kamloops Food Policy Council

Carole Hebden, Chair, Kamloops Food Policy Council

Jeff McNeil Seymour, T’Kemlups te Secwepemc, Instructor,Thompson Rivers University, Decolonizing Social Work Class

Sandra Frangiadakis, Gleaning Abundance Program

Londea Riffel, Secwepemc Health Caucus

Adrienne Decandole

Andrew Morrison

Cathy Wang

David Archie, Secwepemc Health Caucus

Shauna Pezzot

Secwepemc te Adams Lake, Neskonlith, Little Shuswap (Chase)

Greg Witzky, Adams Lake Indian Fisheries Manager

Michelle Tsutsumi, Golden Ears Farm

David Lepsoe, Councilor

Patricia White, Matriarch

David Smith

Robyn Cyr

Ronn Boeur

Ali Maki

Please forgive us for anyone we’ve missed and let us know so we can recognize you as well. Thank you!


Wild Salmon Caravan 2016 Sponsors

We are grateful for the support for the Wild Salmon Caravan 2016 that has come from within a mutual aid network of partners and sponsors that contribute in the following ways; staff time (planning, hosting and coordinating, logistics on site), meeting space, art supplies, food, promotion, transportation and cash (in person donations from community fundraising activities and crowdfunding campaign).