Partnership

 

Led by Eddie Gardner, Sto’lo (Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance) and Dawn Morrison, Secwepemc (Director, BC Food Systems Network Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty).

The Wild Salmon Caravan (WSC) Working Group was formed in response to the action item that was identified at the 1st Annual Wild Salmon Convergence hosted by the Neskonlith Secwepemc community in Chase, BC in October of 2014.

The convergence was organized as a parallel event to the annual Salute to the Sockeye that celebrates the homecoming of the Sockeye Salmon to the Adams River watershed, one of the largest sockeye salmon spawning grounds in the world. The convergence brought together Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural teachers, oral historians, academics, legal experts, farmers, and communities impacted by mining who are working to protect, conserve and restore water and wild salmon.

The Wild Salmon Caravan (WSC) Planning Teams were established in Vancouver, Kamloops, Fraser Valley, and Kwantlen for the purpose of planning, coordinating and hosting community community events and promote the caravan in communities along the route of the caravan.