Bringing the Salmon Home Festival
May 10 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 5:00 pm
The Indigenous-led public engagement launch of Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative May 10-16, 2021 offers a vision, an invitation and a shared affirmation to work together to look at all opportunities to bring the salmon back to the upper Columbia River region.
Join in discussions and special events with leaders and members of the five partners in this Initiative — the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Canada and British Columbia — along with speakers from diverse communities who care about the salmon and this great river. The voices of elders, knowledge keepers, youth, scientists, poets, artists and musicians will be featured.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities are invited to show their transboundary support by organizing Bringing the Salmon Home related events from the headwaters to the mouth of the river. This may include holding local paddle journeys or sending in stories, songs, videos, messages and artwork that can be shared through websites and social media channels.
Most activities will be planned as virtual events in this week of public engagement outreach. Some on-location events may be possible if COVID-19 limitations allow.