The month of June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21st, 2021 marks the 25th annual National Indigenous Peoples Day. This day is being commemorated with prayers, ceremony, and diverse other cultural and community-building activities led by Indigenous peoples across this country.
With the recent revelation of the 215 children who perished at Kamloops Indian Residential School, solidarity and understanding is required more than ever on the path towards reconciliation.
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act guide the collaborative work of the five partners in the Indigenous-led Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative.
Please see the following links for related information from each of our partners:
Syilx Okanagan Nation
Government of Canada
Government of British Columbia
Ceremonial salmon fry release, upper Columbia River region May 2021. Photo courtesy Pauline Terbasket