For thousands of years, the wild salmon have been our most important Indigenous food, and cultural and ecological keystone species in BC. They are an indicator of the health and integrity of the Indigenous land and food system on which the health and functioning of the entire agri-food system is based. They feed the entire Pacific Temperate Rainforest as well as many species including the bears, the wolves, the eagles, and our families and communities.
We invite everyone to come out in colourful and creative expressions of love for wild salmon in parades, banners, posters, music, storytelling, regalia etc.
Wild salmon hear our songs!
Celebrate the spirit of wild salmon!
Transform the darkness surrounding the industrial storm that is killing wild salmon.
Swim with us! Get involved in the #WSC2017.
Please note – Due to the by-election taking place this month, the VFPC’s September 13th, 2017 meeting will be held at Woodwards Building, 111 Hasting Street, 5th Floor, immediately outside of the elevators.
September 13, 2017, 6:00- 8:30 pm
Location: Woodwards Building, 111 Hasting Street, 5th Floor
Chairs: Caitlin Dorward, David Speight (acting)
Regrets: Stefan Misse, Stephanie Lim
||Homelands acknowledgement and introductions
||We acknowledge that we are meeting on the unceded homelands of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations and we give thanks for their generosity and hospitality.
||Approve minutes from June and July meetings
||Working Group Updates
||Wild Salmon Caravan Vancouver Feast Working Group Update
- Update on progress
- Requests for equipment, food donations, and support
||Food Strategy Action Plan 2010-2020: Update from James O’Neill and Sarah Carten
- Presentation on changes to the Action Plan (10 mins)
-New Focus Areas (Reconciliation, Food Access, Resilience)
– Discussion (30 mins)
- Can the VFPC support the Action Plan moving forward to City Council?
- In what ways can the FPC assist in implementing the actions?
||VFPC Submission to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on the National Food Policy
- Does the VFPC support the submission of the letter?
||Motion to adjourn
And invitation to post-meeting social gathering