Upcoming Events

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WALK OUT FOR WILD SALMON – Friday Dec. 8th, 2017


Join us in our Walk Out for Wild Salmon
We want to have as many schools to join in as possible!
We are walking out to show the young people care about our environment and we are gonna fight for our future as #SalmonPeople
If you want to host a walkout in your own school feel free to contact us


Hunt-Cranmer-Smith Productions
Edited by Gwantilakw Hunt-Cranmer
Camera work by Renea Smith and Gwantilakw Hunt-Cranmer


November 24, 2017 6:30pm Skwah First Nation Band HallBenefit Concert – Skwah Band Hall

Come support the Fish Farm Occupation get Fish Farms Out!
Doors open at 6:00 pm with drumming and singing!
Two dynamic MCs (Jay Peachy and Ronnie Dean Harris) will be on hand to guide the evening, packed with an agenda: Skwah Welcome, Fish Farm Occupation speakers from Vancouver Island, good food, “The Wilds” live with Holly Arntzen and Kevin Wright, fantastic array of items on the silent auction block, door prizes, and loads of fun with kindred spirits! This is an event you won’t want to miss!


November 14, 2017 9:45am Law Courts

Vancouver Supporters, please consider locking arms with those of us on the frontlines by showing up in person when Marine Harvest tries to get an injunction against us. They want to remove us from the farms so that they can put more Atlantic salmon into Musgamagw Territory:

Speakers from the front line will speak before/ after the hearing.

DATE: Tuesday, Nov 14
9:15 rally begins
9:45am schedule proceeding
10:45 rally continues
PLACE: The Law Courts, 800 Smithe St. Vancouver

The public is welcome to respectfully enter the courtroom to witness the proceedings. Show up early.

This is very important and we really need your help! If successful Marine Harvest can start asking for people to get arrested for defending their Aboriginal rights and title and the keystone species of this coast.


OCTOBER 14, 2017 – Swanson Island Fish Farm

Salmon Peoples’ Solidarity

Calling all Salmon People!

We are inviting leaders from all river and coastal salmon nations to stand with us to demand the provincial government cancel all fish farm permits and halt aquaculture (open-net fish farms) operations in the unceded territories of the Mamalilikala, Namgis, and Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw. We invite all salmon people to join us at Swanson Island Occupation for food, song, dance and speeches to stand strong as one, to remove fish farms out of the Broughton Archipelago.

If you plan on attending please note: There are limited boats, and organizers, so it is best if you are able to organize your own transportation. Some local boats will be heading to the Swanson Island and we will try our best to accommodate you. Guests are welcome to stay overnight (or longer) with the occupiers. If you plan on staying, please bring proper provisions including, water and food.

If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to gather and rally in your own communities and let your voices be heard. Take a photo and send us your support via Facebook. We can do this!

Please contact the Swanson Occupation on Facebook for arrangements and other information.

Gilakas’la – Thank you!

Kwakwabalas – Ernest Alfred


Maya'xala xan's Awinakola thanks you for your support!