By David F. Rooney
Members of the Shuswap, Ktunaxa and Okanagan First nations came to Revelstoke last Friday to help in the annual sturgeon release conducted by Freshwater Fisheries, BC.
Drums, chants and the arrival of a huge trade canoe were all important elements of this year’s ceremony.
Four hundred of the prehistoric-looking fish were released on Friday. The sturgeon is the largest freshwater fish in North America.
Here’s a series of images that will give you a sense of what the day was like: