The wild salmon have many fans, that's how we learned about a Norwegian Delegation travelling through parts of BC and about a meeting on Quadra Island that served to exclude first nations not approving of salmon farming. Yep, red flag raised as we wondered what this was all about and decided that in the least these delegates needed to know that wild salmon people were watching and we don't want salmon farms. We decided to meet them at the Quadra ferry. They didn't show up.
For one moment I want you to believe that it is possible to have our ocean free of salmon feedlots. As you wake to the dawn of a spring almost here, imagine the salmon fry wriggling their way out of the mighty Fraser River, mustering up strength and tuning into their survival instincts as they smell the salt in the water and take their own leap of faith into the unknown like the thousands of generations before them.
Wild salmon are perhaps the single most amazing force of nature to those that know them. Swimming thousands of miles in their lifetime, salmon leave a glowing trail of life in their wake as they harness the power of the wide open ocean and nourish the people and ecosystems on land, river and sea. It is an honour to stand with wild salmon people as they know no disconnect from this cycle. They embrace it. They stand for it. Their love for wild salmon is a love for life.
Today being Valentine's day is a good day to highlight the spirit of the wild salmon people by showing some past actions and moving towards the present as we continue to grow stronger and louder.
(The following is a message from Alexandra Morton)