Please join us in exploring some powerful questions at the One River, Ethics Matter annual conference, next Wednesday and Thursday, November 17-18, 2021.
This free conference is held in a different location each year, alternating between the United States and Canada. The 2021 conference is co-hosted by the Okanagan Nation Alliance and the University of British Columbia Okanagan, and facilitated by the Ethics and Treaty Project.
The Columbia is an astounding river system. The Columbia’s watershed extends across seven states and the province of BC, sustaining life in all forms for millenia. Our ethical stewardship of this magnificent river is not only an environmental issue–it’s also a matter of truth, reconciliation, and social justice.
For more than 80 years, dams have blocked salmon from returning to the upper Columbia River. The salmon now face additional challenges including habitat loss, overfishing, and the climate crisis. For Indigenous Nations, working to return salmon to these waters isn’t just a possibility, it’s a sacred responsibility.
Our Initiative’s work to find solutions to bring the salmon home will be a focus at the OREM conference. A number of our Initiative members will be presenting. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the amazing community of people leading the Syilx Okanagan Nation’s successful efforts to reintroduce salmon in the Okanagan system and working to support The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative.
Thank you for helping us make a splash,
~Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative team