it is art, it is caring for and protecting Wild Salmon and waters in keeping in living in harmony with Nature, it is the Rainbow Tribe working together with FN, it is renewing our kinship ties all along the way, it is creating awareness amongst the youth in schools, it is problem-solving, it is Spiritual, it brings the generations together, it brings everyone who works with Wild salmon together, it is ancestral and contemporary at the same time, it raises the vibrations for the protection of Wild salmon and waters through drumming and signing, it brings us all together in the telling of the stories of our water people, it brings communities together from the Salish Sea to the Spawning grounds of the Sockeye Salmon. It is a Movement, it comes from the heart, it is a celebration, it is feasts, it is sharing, it is Family. IT IS SACRED!
The Wild Salmon Caravan concluded Saturday, September 29, 2018, with a colourful and festive parade through downtown Chase followed by speakers and a feast at Chase Beach. The final day of the eight-day caravan opened with a sacred salmon ceremony at Adams Lake. Photos by Murray Bush.
On September 29, 2018, the Wild Salmon Caravan held a ceremony at the Southern end of Adams Lake calling for a commitment to protect wild salmon. The event took place by the Adams River Bridge that was burnt in 1995 in protest.
On September 27, 2018, local school children join the Wild Salmon Caravan parade through the streets of Merritt. The Caravan spent two days in Nlaka’pamux hosted by the Lower Nicola Indian Band, honouring wild salmon and discussing how to protect them. Photos: Murray Bush
The Wild Salmon Caravan travelled to Chilliwack Monday to visit with local school kids and Stó:lō Peoples for a feast and songs, dances and stories of water and wild salmon. Visit: Wild Salmon Caravan Photos: Murray Bush
2018 Wild Salmon Caravan welcomed to Xwísten
Caravaners were welcomed last night with a wild salmon feast and bear dance to Xwísten (Bridge River Indian Band) outside Lillooet. Today (Sep 25th, 2018) is a public community forum ‘Lets Talk About Salmon & Water.’
On September 22nd, 2018 the rain stopped just in time for the most colourful and festive Wild Salmon Caravan Parade yet! Hundreds took to the streets of downtown Vancouver in regalia and using the theme of Water People/Mermaids to honour wild salmon and launch this year’s Wild Salmon Caravan. Photos: Murray Bush
Hundreds were on hand at a waterside ceremony led by Indigenous elders yesterday to welcome salmon home and launch the 2018 Wild Salmon Caravan. A feast and performances followed. Follow this link for the full Caravan itinerary. Photos: Murray Bush