Joseph Wilson, British Columbia
This installation is a celebration of the struggles, successes and dedication of all those who participate and advocate for the preservation and enhancement of the commercial and recreational fishery in the waters of British Columbia.
The salmon has been at the heart of the life of the Coast Salish people throughout their history. The salmon has provided food, work, spiritual inspiration and powerful stories. Those of First Nations ancestry have a tradition continuing today of working within the formal fishing industry of British Columbia and of pursuing their traditional fishing rights for themselves and their communities.