Time: September 21, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Maple Ridge City Hall, Council Chambers
Street: 11695 Haney Pl
City/Town: Maple Ridge
Phone: 604 466 3144
Event Type: cinema, poltica, ridge, meadows, presentation
Organized By: Oosha Ramsoondar
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2017
In BC, activists from the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw and Namgis First Nations are occupying a couple of fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago, their unceded territory, and have vowed to remain until the provincial and federal governments revoke the permits for these fish farms. The movement to dismantle open net farms is growing in BC.
“Salmon Wars: Wild Fish, Aquaculture and the Future of Communities” is a wide-ranging exploration of net cage salmon aquaculture and its social, economic and environmental impact on the communities where it operates. This eye-opening documentary surveys industry representatives, community activists, scientists, environmentalists and politicians. This film probes not only our stewardship of the oceans, but also the alliances between industry and government, the ability of local communities to influence their own futures, and the health of democracy in Atlantic Canada.
Eddie Gardner, Stó:lō Elder from the Skwah First Nation in Chilliwack and an elder-in-residence with University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). He is a founding member of the Wild Salmon Defenders Alliance and will be visiting the occupied farms next week returning in time to share his knowledge and experiences from the front lines with us. Eddie has stated: “The time of action is now. After 30 years of patience, of raising the red flags on the unsafe ocean aquaculture industry, it has come to Indigenous people taking the measure to occupy fish farms until they are removed from their territorial waters.”
Sabra Woodworth, a well known activist and associate of Alexandra Morton. She is a passionate wild salmon advocate and is one of the founding members and organizers with the group “Salmon Are Sacred”.