Pull of the Net Speakers’ Series: Stó:lō – The Big River

The Pull of the Net exhibit celebrates the importance of Canada’s commercial fishing industries on both the East and West Coasts of Canada. It is a colourful, family-friendly exhibit that touches on some big topics such as Aboriginal fishing traditions, immigration, fisheries management, and the diversification of the industry over time.

To delve deeper into these topics, local experts will share their perspectives and insight on these topics with a 4-part speakers’ series on Saturday afternoons through the summer. The first of the series begins on June 10th from 2 to 3:30pm. Admission is FREE.

Fishing has sustained local Aboriginal people nutritionally, culturally, and spiritually for thousands of years. The first of the Speakers’ Series will cover the Stó:lō connection to fishing on the Fraser River following the screening of a short film, Stó:lō –  The Big River. Produced by the Fraser River Discovery Centre, the 12-minute film shares the Musqueam and Stó:lō oral histories of how salmon came to the Fraser River.

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