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Sinixt Confederacy’s Canoe Journey – Nelson Stop

June 18, 2023


9 am – Paddle to view pictographs and hold ceremony
Community is invited to join in/on non-motorized boats/boards
Launch point – end of airfield at Nelson Recycling Depot (Lakeside Dr.)

12:30 pm – Community lunch in front of the Capitol Theatre

2 pm – 6 pm – In front of the Capitol Theatre
Artisan market and live music with Tony Louie

2 pm – 3 pm – Inside the Capitol Theatre
Presentation – Dan Nanamkin & his dogs – stories, music
and screening of short films “Salishan Sturgeon-nosed canoes”
& “Resist. Reframe. Reclaim: Upper Columbia River”

3 pm – 5 pm – Inside the Capitol Theatre
Panel discussion – led by Shelly Boyd & Gail Higginbottom
& featuring panelists: Stevey Seymour, Donna Wright, Cindy Marchand & Brittny Anderson
and Screening of short films,
“Beyond Begbie” & “Calling the Salmon Home”

5 pm – 6 pm – Inside the Capitol Theatre
Presentation – attorney Mark Underhill speaking to the recent Sinixt supreme Court decision
and Screening of short film,
“2021 Sinixt Celebration”

7:30 pm – Inside the Capitol Theatre
Screening of the full-length movie, “The Inhabitants” film-maker Ben-Alex Dupris
Post-film Q and A with the film-maker

June 19

9:15 am – Canoe send-off at Lakeside Park

With funding support from the City of Nelson, The Nelson and District Arts Council, West Kootenay Regional Arts Council, Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism,The Hume Hotel, BC Arts Council, Columbia Power, Nelson Museum Archives & gallery the Province of BC and the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada, and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Federation.


The Capitol Theatre
(250) 352-6363
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The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson, British Columbia V1L 5R2 Canada
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(250) 352-6363
View Venue Website