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Occurs on Sunday June 18 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

Event Notes


Sinixt Confederacy Canoe Journey Nelson Stop

Come out for free events during this community celebration!

June 18

9 am - Paddle to view pictographs and hold ceremony Community is invited to join in/on non-motorized boats/boards Launch point - end of airfield at Nelson Recycling Depot (Lakeside Dr.) & Paddle back to Lakeside Park

12:30 pm - Community lunch in front of the Capitol Theatre

2 pm - 6 pm - In front of the Capitol Theatre Artisan market and live music with Tony Louie View Indigenous artifacts from the NMAG collection

2 pm - 3 pm - Inside the Capitol Theatre
Presentation - Dan Nanamkin & his dogs - stories, music and screening of short films "Salishan Sturgeon Nose Canoes" & "Resist. Reframe. Reclaim: Upper Columbia River"

3 pm - 5 pm - Inside the Capitol Theatre
Panel discussion - led by Shelly Boyd & Gail Higginbottom & featuring panelists: Stevey Seymour, Donna Wright, Cindy Marchand & Brittny Anderson and Screening of short films, "Beyond Begbie" & "Calling the Salmon Home"

5 pm - 6 pm - Inside the Capitol Theatre
Presentation - attorney Mark Underhill and Shelly Boyd speaking to the recent Sinixt supreme Court decision and Screening of a short film. Introduction and closing statement by City of Nelson Mayor Janice Morrison

7:30 pm - Inside the Capitol Theatre Screening of the full-length movie, "Inhabitants" film-maker Ben-Alex Dupris Post-film Q and A with the film-maker

June 19

9:15 am - Canoe send-off at Lakeside Park

With funding support from the City of Nelson, The Nelson and District Arts Council, West Kootenay Regional Arts Council, Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism,The Hume Hotel, BC Arts Council, Columbia Power, Nelson Museum Archives & Gallery, the Province of BC and the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada, and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Federation.

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