Marlena Joseph leads the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Dancers during the opening ceremonies of Salmon Fest at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on May 26. (Matthew Allen / The Northern View)

North Coast Indigenous communities celebrate salmon at festival

The event returned for its sixth year at Civic Centre in Prince Rupert

The delicious aroma of salmon filled the hallway of the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on May 26 as First Nations villages gathered together to celebrate the beginning of the salmon harvest with Salmon Fest 2018.

Spectators were treated to a day of dancing and drumming delicious barbequed salmon as a part of the festivities.

Marlena Joseph, who has been involved with Salmon Fest since it began in 2012, said it was wonderful to see how the festival has grown, and how younger generations have the opportunity learn about their history and heritage.

“They’re going to learn not only to respect the salmon and the food and the family gatherings, but also our culture,” she said. “I like to see the young kids, the way they sing and dance and react to everything.”

READ MORE: Youth perform traditional dances at the 4th Annual Salmon Festival

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Power goes out for more than 2,300 in Prince Rupert

Many lost power briefly overnight on June 18

B.C. turns up the heat

Environment Canada issues a special weather statement for most the province due to high temperatures

New minister joins Prince Rupert’s Anglican parish

Paul Williams moved south to lead St. Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral

Students set new records at Prince Rupert Middle School track day

Three new marks set on June 15 at Charles Hays Secondary School

Prince Rupert Chevron’s tanks run dry

The Second Avenue West gas station began to turn away customers on Saturday morning

This Week Podcast — Episode 89

Cruise ship season is upon us, and special guests talk about the upcoming Bushwacker dinner

Sweden beats South Korea 1-0

Sweden gets benefit of video review in World Cup

Blue Jay Roberto Osuna not expected to appear in court

The Blue Jays pitcher is charged with one count of assault by Toronto police

Global warming cooks up ‘a different world’ over 3 decades

Over 30 years the world’s annual temperature has warmed nearly 1 degree according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Deep concerns arise over the child separation policy in the U.S.

Strong earthquake in Japan kills 3

The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early Monday near Osaka

B.C. NHL prospect expected to make ‘full recovery’ after an incident in Calgary

Jordy Bellerive was injured in a reported house fire Saturday night

BC Lions defensive back Marcell Young levels streaker in home opener

Young hit the fan near one of the 45-yard lines

Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

Two Mexican World Cup fans were among those hit

Most Read