REDTIDE | ƛ̓iḥuk c̓aa
RedTide is a gathering that brings together Indigenous people from around the world to discuss, connect and share on all things climate change. The RedTide family believes in placing Indigenous Peoples’ leadership at the center of solutions to the climate crisis and offers this gathering in support of that.
This year RedTide will be hosted in the Ahousaht Territory on the west coast of so-called Canada on 17-21 October 2022. Join us for an incredible event that is dedicated to holding space for Indigenous Peoples from around the world to share knowledge and skills while also building relationships through which we can activate solidarity and experience the landscapes of Ahousaht first-hand.
Programme and Venue
The programme will begin with a traditional welcoming from Ahousaht followed by 4 days of workshops, presentations and discussion covering a range of topics – from international activism and experiences of climate change to storytelling and Indigenous practices.
Weaving between these discussions will be land and ocean based learnings such as boat and canoe tours around the territory, traditional food harvesting, Indigenous plant teachings, cedar weaving and performances and music.
We want this gathering to be relaxing and restorative experience so there will spaciousness, healing and plenty of laughter built into our time together.
The hereditary chiefs of ƛ̓iḥukc̓aa (Ahousaht) nation have given their permission for RedTide to be held in Quait Bay.
Quait Bay is located in the Ahousaht territory immediately northwest of Tofino on the outer west coast of Vancouver Island in what is known as British Columbia. The traditional territory of the Ahousaht Nation represents a series of inlets that wind their way deeper into an interwoven fabric of forest, mountain, sky, beach and ocean.
Transport, Accommodation and Food
Boat taxi will be provided in the morning for people based in the Tofino, Ucluelet and Ahousaht area to attend the day programme.
For those traveling from beyond Tofino/Ucluelet by plane, the nearest and most convenient airports are Victoria International Airport and Vancouver International Airport.
More transport support details will be sent to those who have registered closer to the time of the event and we will support those traveling from afar with travel advice.
Accommodation and Food
Lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided for day programme attendees based in the Tofino, Ucluelet and Ahousaht area.
If you are travelling from beyond the Tofino, Ucluelet and Ahousaht area, accommodation and all meals will be provided at the RedTide location in Quait Bay.
Registration and Attendance
Who can attend?
This is a gathering for Indigenous peoples. This is inclusive of black people and people of colour.
We welcome children and will provide children’s activities throughout the program.
Cost should never be a barrier to gathering in community so RedTide only asks for a donation based on a generous sliding scale of $20-$400. When you register you can self-select what you or your organisation can afford to contribute.
If this is too much, please contact email@example.com to discuss funding options.
How to register
Fill out the registration form and make a donation by clicking on the link below that is relevant to you.
- Residents in the Tofino, Ucluelet and Ahousaht area
- Visitors from outside the Tofino, Ucluelet and Ahousaht area
Due to the size and remoteness of the venue, there is limited space for attendees. If we fill up, you can sign up to the waitlist to be notified if space becomes available.
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