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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Salmon Parks Film Premiere


Film & video Nature & outdoors Photography Storytelling
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Vancouver, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


The film premiere of Salmon Parks is hosted under BC Culture Days in collaboration with Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - British Columbia (CPAWS-BC). The Salmon Parks initiative is supported by Uu-a-thluk, the aquatic resource management department of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council.

Salmon Parks is an impact-driven film exploring the restoration efforts of the

Mowachaht/Muchalaht and Nuchatlaht First Nations to recover key watersheds and restore wild salmon. The film aims to educate, raise awareness and ultimately secure the establishment of Salmon Parks as a matter of Nuu-chah-nulth law, with recognition by federal and provincial governments.

This event will connect First Nations communities, storytellers, activists, policymakers and environmental campaigners from British Columbia. The film will be followed by a moderated panel session with First Nations leadership and technical staff along with a Q&A. Join us to discuss how the decline in wild salmon should be addressed through Indigenous-led resource management.

Please check back closer to the event for details on how to access the festival online and information on confirmed panellists.

4:00 - 4:15 pm - Introduction by Carter Kirilenko & Land Acknowledgement Wickaninnish - Cliff Atleo

4:15- 4:30 pm - Film Screening of Salmon Parks

4:30 - 5:00 pm - Panel Discussion

5:00 - 5:30 pm - Question and Answer with the Audience


Ha'wilth Mike Maquinna - Tyee Ha'wilth, Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation

Archie Little - Councillor, Nuchatlaht First Nation

Cloy-e-iis - Judith Sayers - President, Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council

Wickaninnish - Clifford Atleo – Ahousaht First Nation and Chair of the Council of Ha’wiih

Uupiihaa - Roger Dunlop - Land and Resource Manager, Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation



Carter Kirilenko

Carter Kirilenko is a Docu​mentary Film-maker, Director and Producer based in Vancouver, Canada whose work focuses on environmental issues - most notably the intersection between climate change and human health. Carter's work has been displayed at film festivals across North America, receiving multiple awards including "Best International Film" at Oregon Documentary Film Festival and the Peoples Choice Award at Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. Carter is also the co-founder of Reframe Productions - a production company that exists to connect organizations with creative talent help inspire behaviour change outside the environmental community.


Carter Kirilenko

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