March 3, 2020
7:00 - 9:30 pm
Max Cameron Theatre 5400 Marine Ave, Powell River, BC
General Admission: $10
Join Eric Pelkey (Hereditary Chief of Tsawout of the W̱SÁNEĆ) and Briony Penn (writer, naturalist, educator) to discuss the restoration of the Salish Sea’s distinct herring populations in order to bring vitality back to communities for whom herring was a foundational species.
Eric Pelkey is the Hereditary Chief of Tsawout of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation, and he is the Community Engagement Coordinator at the W̱SÁNEĆ Leadership Council. Chief Eric Pelkey will present on the long history of trying to have the Straight of Georgia recognised for its herring importance from his great grandfather’s time.
Briony Penn is an award-winning writer, naturalist and educator who has been advocating for herring since they disappeared from Fulford Harbour, where she lives, after the industrial fisheries of the early 80s. Her bestseller Year on the Wild Side continues to inspire a new generation to stay grounded and connected to the coast.