Media Release: Launch of Wild Salmon Caravan Website
A celebration of the spirit of wild salmon!
The Wild Salmon Caravan is a collaborative, grassroots project led by the BC Food Systems Network, Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty Director, Dawn Morrison (Secwepemc), and Eddie Gardner (Sto’lo).
The intention of the Wild Salmon Caravan is to nurture the creative energy that wild salmon have inspired through the ages, and affirm inter-tribal relationships that are the foundation of Indigenous trade and fisheries knowledge systems adapted over thousands of years.
The collaboration and creative energy will serve to transform the darkness surrounding the industrial storm that is endangering wild salmon. Ancient ceremonies and songs of Indigenous peoples, as well as engaging speakers, and creative expressions of music, storytelling, and visual and performing arts, will call the wild salmon home to the rivers, lakes, and streams of the Fraser Basin and Salish Sea corridor where they play out their lives in birth and death.
In a similar spirit as the world renowned Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans, we invite artists, coalitions, food systems networks, individuals, and communities from all ages, creeds and cultures, to come out in colourful and creative expressions of our love for wild salmon at one or more of the community events we are planning. The caravan will journey from the headwaters of the Fraser River at Mount Robson in the Rocky Mountains, to the Salish Seas at Vancouver during the week of June 6 – 11, 2016.
We are excited to share our newly launched Wild Salmon Caravan website where you can find more detailed information about caravan events and ways you can participate in arts build workshops, parades, community ceremonies and festivities, caravan travel, planning, volunteering, etc… https://wildsalmoncaravan.wordpress.com/working-group/
Follow us on Twitter: #WildSalmonCaravan2016
Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Wild-Salmon-Caravan-1127741203923144/
Donate to our crowdfunding campaign: https://crowdgift.ca/Wild-Salmon-Caravan
Send a cheque or money order to
Wild Salmon Caravan
c/o 555 East 55th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5X 1N6