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.
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!
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. Continue reading “Wild Salmon Caravan 2017: Honouring Our Matriarchs Video”→
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. Continue reading “EXPRESSIONS OF GRATITUDE”→
VANCOUVER – The Wild Salmon Caravan will launch its third annual journey with a Rainbow Parade in Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Caravan will then make several stops as it follows the wild salmon from the Salish Seas to Secwepemcul’ecw territory. The Caravan will be led this year by Salish matriarchs from Indigenous communities all along the route from Vancouver to the Adams River.