The Power of Story: Trout Children with Kukpi Ron Ignace

Felted Salmon Roe

 

Network Meeting Summary
September 5, 2018

To start things off, a warm welcome was given to new Board members Lindsay Harris, Glenn Hilke, Joe Killoran, and Sian Lewis, , as well as returning Board members Carole Hebden, Laura Kalina, and Rob Wright. It’s going to be a fantastic year ahead!

While the potluck was being enjoyed, Bonnie showed the group how to make wearable felted salmon roe for the Wild Salmon Caravan at the end of the month. Several roe were created as Kukpi Ron Ignace shared the Trout Children and Their Grandparents story. He began by describing the three-legged stool metaphor for the power of stories within Indigenous communities. Stories help to share history back to Indigenous peoples, educate non-Indigenous people about this land, and can be used as evidence of Indigenous jurisdiction over land.

It was immensely enjoyable to settle into a story as the outside light was fading. The Trout Children story touched on nation to nation relations, respect and discipline, and the deep power within each of us — leaving us with much to reflect on as we returned to our daily lives.

This combined storytelling and art activity were in honour of the Wild Salmon Caravan, which will be heading to the Adams River at the end of the month, with a parade in Chase happening on September 29.

Events & Announcements

On Now – Gardengate Produce Sales. Call in your bulk order for tomatoes: 250-554-9453.
September 15
– Annual Tomato Festival at Kamloops Farmers’ Market. 8:30 to 12:30 at Stuart Wood School. Bring your tomatoes for the competition! Biggest, strangest, tastiest.
September 15 – Volunteers are also needed for the Tomato Festival: We are looking for volunteers (4-6) to come help with setup, collecting tomatoes from vendors, cutting up tomatoes for sampling, accepting entries for the tomato contest, and cleanup.  Help will be needed from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM but I expect some of the volunteers will be able to depart by 11:30 or so. Contact Deanna if you can help out: 250-376-4723 or wed@kamloopsfarmersmarket.com.
September 26Sip ‘n Social by Purppl. Networking time for social entrepreneurs.
September 29 – Wild Salmon Caravan Parade in Chase. Muster at 9 AM at Chase Curling Rink. Parade starts at 11 AM.
September 30 – World Rivers Day, 10 am – 2 pm at MacDonald Park. There will be a community clean-up followed by a BBQ. If you would like to have an educational booth there, please contact Jaimi Garbutt, Sustainability Educator with the City of Kamloops: 250-828-3377 or jgarbutt@kamloops.ca.

Who’s Who
BCSEA
City of Kamloops
Enthusiastic Citizens
Gardengate
JUMP
Kamloops Food Policy Council
Kamloops Naturalist Club
Kamloops Organic Buying Club
Kamloops Regional Farmers’ Market
Lillooet Agriculture & Food Society
Local Pulse
Mount Paul Community Food Centre
Open Door
Permaculture Group
Seniors CSI
Thompson Shuswap Master Gardeners Association
TRU Student
UBCO

Next Meeting: October 3, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Mount Paul Community Food Centre
Chair: Shelaigh Garson
Note Taker: Michelle Tsutsumi
Set Up: Rob Dirksen, Rob Wright
Clean Up: Natasha Lyndon

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