Wild Salmon Caravan 2017 Is DAYS away!

The #WildSalmonCaravan2017 kicks off in just over a week. Here’s some calls to action, resources and things to think about.

In just over a week we’ll be launching into a journey to Chase from Vancouver in the 2017 caravan. With colder weather approaching, CHANCES (fingers crossed for not) of rain in some locations, many aspects of travel and gathering coming up…so we should all be prepared with the proper information.

We’ve been working to populate this website with all information needed and is being populated as the days countdown. (which you can see on our side  bar widget…or down below on mobile devices)


All Media + Press Inquiries can be directed to either Dawn Morrison or Eddie Gardner via:
MEDIA + PRESS CONTACT PAGE


We have event pages for caravan parades on Facebook you can share RSVP to and share to your networks here:

Oct. 7 | Vancouver:

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/486518661717285

Oct. 8 | Chilliwack:

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/134790550594221

Oct. 10 | Merritt event page coming soon!

Oct. 11 | Kamloops:

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/480473735655271

Oct. 12 | Chase:

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/312905492510513

Please share to your communities and networks. Word of mouth is always the best way to get things out with personal outreach to each other and communications on why we’re supporting these events. We are the word. Follow our Facebook page here.


Travel Itinerary

The travel intinerary is ALMOST complete.

Stay tuned on our Travel Itinerary page for the final updates in the next days.

The final map and details will be mapped out on event pages and advisories.

Thanks for your patience!


Some Calls To Action!

  • Like, Follow + Share @WildSalmonCaravan on social media

  • Try our Wild Salmon Caravan Facebook Frame + Camera Effect here. Use it to change your profile picture or in the Facebook Camera to shoot watermarked video or photos with WSC branding.

  • Tag us! @WildSalmonCaravan and use the hashtag #WildSalmonCaravan2017. We’re excited to see your photos and videos. Let us know what Wild Salmon means to you!

  • Talk to your communities about #WildSalmonCaravan2017 and how you can get involved. Word of mouth is always the best way to mobilize.

 

More to come soon! We are looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Let us know what your salmon story is!
#WildSalmonCaravan2017
@WildSalmonCaravan

 


MEDIA ADVISORY | Protocols

As members of the WSC 2017 media team, we are responsible for witnessing and documenting the Wild Salmon Caravan events, activities and people with the intention to tell the story of the Wild Salmon Caravan. With this comes a great responsibility to honor and respect the people, places and activities we witness.

This toolkit is meant to outline a rough guideline to create media respectfully based on a reciprocal relationship with the Indigenous communities who are hosting us on the Wild Salmon Caravan.

To view and download the toolkit…head to our page:
WSC Media Protocols




Wild Salmon Caravan Media Advisory | September 18, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2017

Matriarchs to lead Wild Salmon Caravan

VANCOUVER – The Wild Salmon Caravan will launch its third annual journey with a Rainbow Parade in Vancouver on Saturday, Oct. 7. The Caravan will then make several stops as it follows the wild salmon from the Salish Seas to Secwepemcul’ecw territory. The Caravan will be led this year by Salish matriarchs from Indigenous communities all along the route from Vancouver to the Adams River.

The Oct. 7-12 Caravan will honour and celebrate the spirit of wild salmon with festive parades, ceremonies, traditional feasts and music in Coastal and Interior Salish communities including Vancouver, Chilliwack, Merritt, Kamloops and Chase.

The Wild Salmon Caravan is working with Indigenous peoples, local community groups, food systems networks, artists and environmental health organizations to bring people together as we follow wild salmon home to the streams, lakes and rivers where they were born in some of the world’s best salmon spawning grounds.

“Wild salmon are our most important Indigenous food and cultural and ecological keystone species in the forests, fields and waterways,” says Secwepemc matriarch Bernice Heather. “We invite everyone to come out in full colour to show your love and appreciation for wild salmon as we travel from the Salish Seas to Secwepemcul’ecw – the land where the water flows from the highest mountains, through the rivers on its way to the ocean.”

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WHERE & WHEN:
Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, Skwxwừ7mesh Ủxwumixw (Vancouver) – Saturday, Oct. 7
Stờ:lõ -Skwah (Chilliwack) – Sunday, Oct. 8
Nlaka’pamux (Coquihalla, Merritt) – Monday & Tuesday, Oct. 9-10
Secwepemc te Tk’emlups (Kamloops) – Wednesday, Oct.11
Secwepemc te Adams Lake, Neskonlith, Little Shuswap (Chase) – Thursday, Oct.12
MORE INFORMATION:
wildsalmoncaravan.wordpress.com
Facebook: Wild Salmon Caravan Twitter: @wildsalmonncaravan

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Eddie Gardner 604.316.2607 and singingbear@telus.net
Dawn Morrison – 778.879.5106 and dmo6842@gmail.com

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Wild Salmon Caravan Art Build at The Main Artery+Potluck

Come create art for the Wild Salmon Caravan (WSC). All artistic abilities are warmly welcome! Materials provided. This is a FREE family friendly event!!!! Make felt/plaster masks, costumes, banners, bubbles, friends, chalk art, all the creative things! +++ POTLUCK dinner!!

WHAT?
What is your salmon story?!!!
Through storytelling and artistic creation, EVERYONE (yes you!) is invited to share their salmon story, and prepare for the fun, fierce and fabulous parade that is the WSC (https://www.facebook.com/wildsalmoncaravan/). For those with deep ancestral bonds to the Salmon, this is an opportunity to celebrate that connection; for others newer to these shores, to inspire connection to these sacred creatures. This is the LAST art build at the Main Artery before the Caravan in October! Come make your mark, share stories, songs and sillyness. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share for our potluck.

WHEN?
September 17th 2017, 4-8pm.
6423 Main Street

WHY?
The Wild Salmon Caravan is a grassroots celebration of the spirit of wild salmon that spans Coast Salish territory (Stó:lõ, Vancouver, Fraser Valley), the Interior Salish (Nlaka’pamux, St’at’imc, Secwepemc/Kamloops, Adams Lake/Chase), Dakelh, Tsilqot’in, and northern communities. The WSC is all inclusive, mobilizing people of all cultures through the expression of arts and culture. It aims to bring together the Rainbow Nation (people of all creeds and cultures) to educate, inform, and transform the darkness surrounding the industrial storm that is endangering wild salmon. It strives to balance out imbalances in privilege and power – strengthening Indigenous voices, vision and leadership. The Wild Salmon Caravan works towards Truth and Reconciliation by building trust in cross cultural relationships. Following the grassroots leadership of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty (WGIFS), and the Salish Council of Matriarchs, the Wild Salmon Caravan is an experience of transcendence out of the old structures and adversarial ways of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations.

WHO?
The Main Artery, established in 2005, is a collective of creative types who share a home on the Unceded ancestral territory of the Coast Salish people including the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh), also known as South Vancouver. We are very excited to be hosting this event and getting to meet you all! EVERYONE (including/especially LGBTQ2S+) is invited to create, participate and celebrate the Wild Salmon. This event is sponsored by small neighbourhood grants and the Vancouver Foundation.

HOW?
The event takes place right in front of the Main Artery on main street and on the second floor of the collective. There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms available at Roots Café on 49th and Main until their closing time at 5pm. There are also accessible bathrooms at Sunset Community Center on 51st and Main .

https://www.facebook.com/events/347317682358661

Poster created by Murray Bush