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POSTPONED: Living Tradition: Reef Netting in the San Juans
May 14, 2022
7:30 - 9:00pm
Lopez Center for Community & the Arts
By Donation
In light of the recent Covid spike, we've made the call to postpone this event. We're all disappointed, but can't risk the health of our guests and community. Please stay tuned, as we will reschedule this as soon as we can. Thank you for you understanding!

May 14th - Troy Olsen & Jack Giard - 7:30 pm at LCCA - Join us for a very special talk about the history of reef net salmon fishing. Troy Olsen and his partner Shirley Williams are the cofounders of Whiteswan Environmental, and Lhaq’temish (Lummi) tribal members instrumental in reviving this ancient Straits Salish fishing tradition. Jack Giard is a long-time Lopez reef net fisherman and a member of the Fraser River Panel of the Pacific Salmon Commission.

Sxwo’le (reef net) is an ancient form of salmon fishing unique to a small area centered on the San Juan Islands. Our panelists will discuss the deep cultural history of this fishing method, and how its more recent history has been tied to the politics and health of the Fraser River sockeye fishery.

$10 Suggested donation at the door. At this time, LCCA’s capacity is 225 people. Masks required. This will be the first in a Speakers Series that will continue through November.