Merritt Program

September 26 & 27, 2018


September 26 –  Let’s Talk about Wild Salmon and Water

Community Forum and Arts Build Workshop

*All activities on this day will happen at Lower Nicola Indian Band Hall

Sunrise ceremony, protocols and offerings at the river

8:00 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Let’s Talk about Wild Salmon Forum at LNIB Hall

12:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm –  Wild Salmon Caravan Arts Builds Workshop (Led by Lani McKenzie)

3:00 pm – Break

3:15 pm – Wild Salmon Caravan Arts Build Workshop

5:00 pm – Closing of workshops

6:00 pm – Feast at LNIB

7:00 pm – Storytelling and music at the campfire

Let’s Talk about Wild Salmon and Water Community Forum

The purpose of the forums is to mobilize knowledge and networks in the communities and regions to support the sustainability of wild salmon fisheries.

Led the host Indigenous communities in partnership with the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty and the Wild Salmon Caravan, the forum will serve to identify strategies for protecting, conserving and restoring wild salmon and their habitat.

The forums are open to non-Indigenous friends and advocates from within the local farming and food system networks, as well as key representatives from social and environmental organizations and agencies willing to work within a decolonizing framework to conserve wild salmon.

Arts Build Workshop – Salmon Hat Making with Lani McKenzie and co.

September 27 – Parade

9:00 am – Assembling parade at Merritt Civic Centre

10:30 am – Parade begins via Voght St, to Princeton/Kamloops Hwy, BC 5A and Garcia, to Chapman St and Coutlee Ave

12:00 pm – Lunch on our own