Bringing the Salmon Home
Nov 22
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am Online, Zoom webinar

For more than 80 years, dams have blocked salmon from returning to the Canadian portion of the upper Columbia River.

Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative is the Indigenous-led collaboration of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Canada and British Columbia to return salmon to this river. The long-term vision is to return salmon stocks for Indigenous food, social and ceremonial needs, and to benefit the region’s residents and ecosystems as a whole.

This online session will include an overview of the Bringing the Salmon Home initiative and presentations by Indigenous Knowledge Counsel members and Youth Salmon Warriors from the three Nations.

Guest speakers Valerie Michel, Troy Hunter, Fred Fortier, Chad Eneas, Martina Escutin and Jade Montgomery-Waardenburg will be attending.

Part of the Ethical Space series

Since 2020, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative has been hosting online workshops to learn and discuss how Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and organizations can work together to create and sustain prosperous communities and healthy landscapes in British Columbia. This includes exploring approaches and models of Indigenous-led conservation across the Yellowstone to Yukon geography.

The Ethical Space series has covered a range of topics, including Indigenous authority, revitalizing Indigenous law, place based stories, partnerships for caribou recovery, intractable conflict, strategic regional competition, and transformative approaches to land based reconciliation.

Photo in banner image: Tri-Nation Youth Salmon Warriors canoeing at Columbia River headwaters