Join us and make drums as well as headbands and paper fish that you can wear for a Salmon Dance.
Saturday, September 15
Skwah First Nation Community Hall: 625 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack
Arts Build 11am – 2pm
Wild Salmon Caravan information.
We all know Facebook is a new way people express themselves and connect with people around the world. The Wild Salmon Caravan has been able to share some great views via FB Live.
Here’s a couple streams from last year you will enjoy from the 2017 Wild Salmon Caravan Vancouver Parade.
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
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
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.
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
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. Read More
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.
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
Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance
Lani McKenzie (Xwustse)
Joanne Lafferty, Councilor, Lower Nicola Indian Band
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
Greg Witzky, Adams Lake Indian Fisheries Manager
Michelle Tsutsumi, Golden Ears Farm
David Lepsoe, Councilor
Patricia White, Matriarch
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
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