More photos (and details) from the Wild Salmon Event

Sii-am Hamilton wearing a beautiful Debra Sparrow blanket.
Drumming before entry into Sanctuary. This follows proper protocol of the visiting First Nations  announcing who they are and asking permission to land (or enter). Cecilia Point then drummed and sang to welcome the newcomers to the Musqueam territories and led them inside and up to the front stage in a Grand Procession.
Karissa and Greg holding coppers, the symbol of power, prestige and ownership and essential for important ceremonies. We were honoured to have them brought to the Wild Salmon Event. (Coppers were originally from the Copper river area of Alaska and have been part of Coastal First Nations culture for 2,000 years).
Hereditary Chief Ernest Alfred giving a powerful speech and demanding that the urban supporters raise their game.

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