Wild Salmon Caravan visits kids at Shxwhá:y Village and are welcomed to Xwísten with a wild salmon feast and bear dance

 

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.’

 

Sacred Ceremony Launches 2018 Wild Salmon Caravan

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

Wild Salmon Caravan FB Live Streams From Vancouver 2017.

FB Live Streams Of Wild Salmon Caravan Parades

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.

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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.

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Wild Salmon Caravan 2017: Honouring Our Matriarchs Video

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”

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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