First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance Strategic Dialogue Session

“The  Future  of  Wild  Salmon: Advancing a Path Forward to Informed Management and Decision-Making”

April 18 and 19, 2016
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

To: First Nations leaders, administrators and Fisheries technicians
From: First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance
Date: March 29, 2016


The First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance is convening this solution-oriented, two-day strategic dialogue session on April 18 and 19, 2016 in Vancouver. The session will bring together the best and brightest minds in a dialogue about the future of wild salmon. Limited space is available for this session, so please register asap to avoid disappointment. The objective of this session is to advance the goal of ensuring wild salmon forever, that is, to ensure a sustainable stock of wild salmon for the foreseeable future.
More specifically:

  • Explore existing recommendations and strategies intended to support the health and vitality of wild salmon, with a specific focus on the findings of the Cohen Commission Report;
  • Share information, educate and build First Nations capacity in regard to issues such as: various threats to the sustainability of wild salmon stocks, including impacts of fish farming;
  • Identify actions to address threats and support sustainability of wild salmon, assist First Nations by providing further capacity development at the technical and political levels; and
  • Assist in setting a clear path for First Nations to engage with government, consistent with commitment to revisit legislation, regulations, policies, and best practices.

The speakers at the event include: Alexandra Morton, Brenda Gaertner, Chief Darrell Bob, Chief Robert Chamberlin, Dan Lewis, Dr. Brian Riddell, Dr. Craig Orr, Dr. Jonathon Moore, Dr. Kristie
Miller, Dr. Larry Dill, Eric Hobson, Grand Chief Bob Pasco, Greg McDade, Mark Duiven, Stan Proboszcz, and Wally Samuel.

Please note the following attachments and information regarding registration information, accommodations and the event agenda.

Registration: Registration for the Strategy Session is free. Online registration is available at:

The primary audience for the event is First Nations leaders, administrators and Fisheries technicians, however, the First Nations Wild Salmon Alliance welcomes the attendance of others with a shared interest in promoting the health and vitality of wild salmon. Space is limited at the session. Registrants will be considered on a first come first serve basis and therefore all planning to attend are encouraged to register as soon as possible to reserve a space.

Accommodation Notice: There are a number of events taking place in Vancouver around the same time as this workshop, and as a result many hotels close to the venue are full. We encourage all registrants to book accommodation as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We have put together the following list of venues with availability:

For more updated information on accommodation options in Vancouver, please also see the event website at

Draft Agenda: Please see the draft agenda for the First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance Strategy Session here.

April 18, 2016 at 7:00am - April 20, 2016
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6B1L6
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