Members of the Salish Fire Keepers Society introduced us to topics of cultural burning and Indigenous fire stewardship. Cultural burning is the controlled application of fire on the landscape to achieve specific cultural objectives.

We extend our sincerest thanks to the board, members and staff of PACT for so warmly welcoming these special guests. We couldn’t be happier with how the session was received. Huge thanks to our guests from the Salish Fire Keepers Society, for their stories and the sharing of critical cultural practices. Lots of wisdom was shared sprinkled with plenty of laughs.

The Salish Fire Keepers Society is comprised of Interior Salish Indigenous and non-Indigenous members, who understand cultural land management principles, specifically cultural burning. These members want to improve public awareness and address public misconceptions; advocate and build support networks for cultural land management practices, and build the capacity of future generations of Fire Keepers.