Simpcw host Coho Day at Dunn Creek Hatchery

Youngsters from Chu Chua and Kamloops learned about fish and First Nations culture

Simpcw First Nation councilor Fred Fortier tells a story to students inside a recreated keekwillie or pithouse. He was taking part in Coho Day at the Dunn Creek Hatchery on Wednesday, Oct. 24. About 70 youngsters from Chu Chua’s Neqweyqwelsten School and Bert Edwards Elementary in Kamloops learned about fish and First Nations culture.

 

 

 

CohoDayMonteFederal fisheries officer Monte Bromley dissects a coho salmon for students from Chu Chua’s Neqweyqwelsten School and Bert Edwards Elementary in Kamloops.

 

 

 

 

 

(L-r) Joy Reiner, Ava Jules Rosette and Simpcw First Nation councilor Tina DonaldCohoMona watch as band elder Mona Jules gets ready to release a fingerling raised by students in Chu Chua. ll photos by Keith McNeill