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Posted: May 2, 2021

Bringing the Salmon Home Festival is May 10-16

For over 80 years salmon have been blocked by dams from returning to the upper Columbia River in the Kootenay region of British Columbia.

The Columbia River was once the source of the greatest salmon runs in the world.

Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative, the Indigenous-led project of the Syilx Okanagan, Ktunaxa and Secwépemc Nations, in partnership with Canada and BC, is exploring innovative ways to bring the salmon back.

Learn more about this vital work through the Bringing the Salmon Home Festival May 10-16, happening online at ColumbiaRiverSalmon.ca.

The free online events include keynote presentations by Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Dr. Ronald E. Ignace (Stsmél̓qen) and Sophie Pierre; along with salmon cooking classes, and sessions on food sovereignty and food security, Indigenous knowledge and western science, storytelling, and discussions with artists, musicians and poets.

Be first in line to register for the free festival events.

See the full program and learn more.

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