Saturday, September 22 at 10 AM – 3:30 PM
8:00 am – Assemble parade – Grateful to have the Peace-Bearers Join us! (700 block Granville St)
10:00 am – Parade begins on the 700 Block Granville between Georgia and Robson, to Davie, to Roundhouse, to David Lam Park, Roundhouse again
11:30 am – Opening Ceremony (David Lam Park)
Territorial acknowledgements – Coast Salish (Audrey Siegl, Ocean Hyland, Senaqwila Wyss)
Wild Salmon Ceremony – 13 Matriarchs Co-curated by Sharon Brass, Glida Morgan, and Wild Salmon Caravan.
Latisha and Isaiah Wadhams Pelkey, Kwakwaka’wakw Salmon Song
Traditional Hand Drumming and Singing – Led by Coast Salish and Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance
12:30 – Feast at Roundhouse Exhibition Hall
1:30 – Program with Performances and Speakers (Roundhouse Turntable)
Jackie Andrews, St’at’imc, Master of Ceremonies
Eddie Gardner (Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance) and Dawn Morrison, Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty
Tawahum, Justin Bige, Lutselk’e Dene and Plains Cree Poet
Kalilah Rampenen, Nuu Chah nulth/Cree
Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, Cleansing Our Waters
Lisa Monchalin, Spokesperson, Mermaids of BC and Teacher of Criminology at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Randi Lee Taylor, Finnish Mermaid Story and Float, Simply Barefoot Gardening
Melawmen Collective, Secwepemc, Alternative Rock
Wil D Salmon, Creative Cafe, Phillipino/Wild Salmon Advocate
Just – Sabina Dennis and Meeka Morgan
3:30 pm – Launch of the Wild Salmon Caravan 2018. Safe Travels!