Connecting at the Stellat'en Salmon Festival
September 15, 2023
Members of our Indigenous and Community Relations team were pleased to participate in the 2023 Stellat'en Salmon Festival held late last month in the community of Stellako, located approximately 60 kilometers west of Vanderhoof and 160 kilometres west of Prince George.
The three-day community event celebrates the return of the salmon and included demonstrations of traditional fish preservation in the community smokehouse, craft workshops, including drum-making, rattle-making and beading, and a wide range of entertainment and activities. The festival was an opportunity for off-reserve band members to return home to reconnect and for visitors to learn more about the Dakelh culture.
Damien Ketlo, Indigenous Relations Liaison, participated in a hike up Red Rock Mountain, which has cultural and spiritual significance to the Stellat'en First Nation.