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. Continue reading “EXPRESSIONS OF GRATITUDE”
We’d like to recognize + acknowledge with deepest gratitude our partners in the Wild Salmon Caravan 2017.
Without partnerships, something like the Wild Salmon Caravan could never happen. So we would like to create some space for recognition & acknowledgement of our partners here. Continue reading “Wild Salmon Caravan Partners 2017”
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
Ronnie Dean Harris
Ingrid Figueroa Manelik
Bo Del Valle Garcia, Cedar Cottage Community Garden
Nadine Pluzak, Vancouver Storytelling Society
Stờ:lō -Skwah (Chilliwack)
Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance
Nlaka’pamux (Coquihalla Mountains, Merritt)
Lani McKenzie (Xwustse)
Joanne Lafferty, Councilor, Lower Nicola Indian Band
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
David Archie, Secwepemc Health Caucus
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
Please forgive us for anyone we’ve missed and let us know so we can recognize you as well. Thank you!
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).