Heiltsuk Territory, Bella Bella, BC and Coast Salish Territory, Vancouver, BC — A new music festival launched by Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative will further introduce British Columbians to environmental stewardship of traditional territories and celebrate Indigenous-led conservation initiatives.
Sponsored by Rogers Media, Miác̓i: Canned Salmon Music Festival features Indigenous artists from Bella Bella and Haida Gwaii.
Recorded at Vancouver Art Gallery, the concert will be broadcast live online on Saturday, December 4 from 2.30-10pm PST and is free for members of the public to experience.
Performers include Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Carsen Gray, Jason Camp and the Posers, Murray Porter, Candace Curr, Saltwater Hank, Hayley Wallace, Kristi Lane Sinclair, and more.
Miác̓i is designed to share Indigenous stewardship principles with British Columbains, and to demonstrate the importance of healthy salmon to Coastal First Nations. The concert will also celebrate the Heiltsuk First Nation buying Shearwater: a sportfishing resort on Indigenous territory which will now be run by the Heiltsuk Nation as an ecotourism destination.
Further information and tickets for members of the public can be found at: cannedsalmonmusicfest.com