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

RESERVE TICKETS HERE

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

WSC film night 2018 WEB


Yolanda salmon photo

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.

Watch these memorable videos put together by Oka Consultants. Read More



Wild Salmon Caravan Partners 2018

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the many organizations who provided in kind, food, meeting space, materials and other supplies. Your support helped make Wild Salmon Caravan events, planning team meetings, and arts and cultural workshops a huge success. Your help was invaluable in our efforts of bringing together thousands of people in the various communities we visited.

Thank you for helping us show the world how much we love wild salmon. Wild salmon <3 you for your help.

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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 Travel Itinerary 2017

Wild Salmon Caravan Travel Itinerary

UPDATED OCTOBER 10th, 2017
***Kamloops/Chase camping changes!***

The following nations are welcoming us into their homelands to honour wild salmon and will share knowledge, wisdom, and values and strategies for some of the most sustainable wild salmon fisheries practices and knowledge systems that have persisted since time immemorial.

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

Stờ:lõ -Skwah (Chilliwack)

Nlaka’pamux (Coquihalla Mountains, Merritt)

Secwepemc te Tk’emlups (Kamloops) 

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

Please see attached google map for directions to all exact locations of camping, feasts, ceremonies and parades. Read More