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Bring Frontline Salmon Protectors to Legislature
$450 raised
15% of $3k goal
5 contributors
20 Days running
This fundraiser will cover travel expenses for frontline salmon protectors, who are fighting to remove open-pen fish farms from the Broughton Archipelago, and the outlays for a large, public event at the legislature on Thursday, November 2nd.

Who is 'Fish Farms Out Now'?

We are a civil society group composed of settler and indigenous peoples who are opposed to open-pen fish farms in unceded territorial waters of coastal First Nations.

Why we're raising funds:

The occupation of Swanson and Midsummer Island fish farms by the 'Namgis, Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw and Mamalilikala is into its third month amidst ongoing declines in wild salmon returns. Despite their ongoing opposition to open-net fish farming in their territories for over 30 years, these nations nations have yet to receive a firm commitment from the colonial government to indicate that their jurisdiction over their ancestral waters will be respected.

 

For this reason, chiefs and members of these Kwakwaka'wakw nations will travel to Lekwungen territory (aka Victoria) to bring their urgent and united message to the legislature: FISH FARMS OUT NOW!


This fundraiser will cover travel expenses from for those attending from remote areas, costs related to hosting our visitors, and outlays for a large, public event at the legislature on Thursday, November 2nd from 11:00AM-1:00PM.

 

We now live in a historical political moment where the provincial and federal government have committed to abide by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, but continue to violate that commitment throughout the country. As settlers we must hold our governments to account and demand that they respect the Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous peoples. We feel that building genuine cultures of respect and consent with Indigenous peoples demands that the wishes of the Kwakwaka'wakw be acted on immediately.

How can you help?

Amplifying the voices of indigenous leadership in this moment is crucial. This struggle is being waged by grassroots community members working voluntarily, and we need the support of other community members to keep going. This moment requires that we do everything we can to get fish farms out now! Please consider supporting this movement by attending the gathering on Thursday the 2nd at the Legislature, sharing the event with you family and friends, and donating to our campaign here.

 

Thank you.

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