Connecting the Broken Salmon Trail

C/TFN has published a new plan for Chinook Salmon.

It’s called Connecting the Broken Salmon Trail: Our Relationship with Southern Lakes Salmon and it was written in collaboration with Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwäch’än Council. It’s intended to bring all three nations together, acknowledging traditional ways and laws, and reconnecting us to the broken ‘Salmon Trail.’

It has been in development since 2019 and was drafted in consultation with many C/TFN elders and Citizens. It outlines some markers of success for future salmon conservation efforts including: “having salmon on the landscape, being able to harvest small amounts of salmon or other fish and share at fish camps” and improving Citizen access to wild salmon.

It also acknowledges that salmon connects C/TFN Citizens to their ancestors and highlights the vital importance of transferring Salmon knowledge from elders to youth, emphasizing salmon stewardship, and underlining the role that salmon has in bringing people and organizations together in the territory.

You can read the plan here.