Taking part in First Fish Ceremony

About 180 participate in annual First Fish Ceremony hosted by Simpcw First Nations by salmon viewing platform on Raft River

Three-year-old Alexis Reed of Nelson holds two handfuls of salmon roe as she participates in a demonstration put on as part of the annual First Fish Ceremony at Raft River on Wednesday

Three-year-old Alexis Reed of Nelson holds two handfuls of salmon roe as she participates in a demonstration put on as part of the annual First Fish Ceremony at Raft River on Wednesday

Three-year-old Alexis Reed of Nelson holds two handfuls of salmon roe as she participates in a demonstration put on as part of the annual First Fish Ceremony at Raft River on Wednesday, Aug. 28. Alexis is the granddaughter of Larry and Leona Nicholas of Blackpool.  About 180 people took part in the event.

 

Fish Tina removesLeft:  Simpcw First Nation councilor Tina Donald removes trays of cooked salmon and mixed vegetables from a pit near the Raft River viewing platform.

 

 

Below: Ivan Christopher of the Canim Lake Band tries his luck with a gaff on the Raft River. Many members of his band have connections with Simpcw First Nation.

Fish Ivan gaff