Salmon Calling Ceremonies


Honoring Our Ancestors & Praying for the Salmon

We honour our ancestors with this annual ceremony in which we gather in five separate locations along the Columbia River to help pray for the return of the salmon, two on the United States side and three on the Canadian side. This five-day event starts at Kettle Falls, Washington which is organized by the Inchelium Language House Association and then takes place in Castlegar, Revelstoke, and at McIntyre Dam in BC and Enloe Dam in Washington on successive dates. These locations were chosen for their traditional location our people used to gather at to fish. Both these days start by gathering along the banks of the river to pray for the return of the fish. Everyone is welcome to attend, so please bring your drum and help us pray for the return of the salmon. Registration is not needed.

Kettle Falls Ceremony Location

Castlegar Ceremony Location

Revelstoke Ceremony Location 

McIntyre Ceremony Location

Enloe Ceremony Location

*Please Note: Locations may not be exact so please look around for ONA Signage and Vehicles. 


Event Date:
June 2024

Event Time:
11:00 AM

Event Location:
Multiple locations on Syilx Territory

Summer De Guevara, Event Planner

250-707-0095 ext 127