Koksilah Music Festival | Koksilah Music Festival
Celebrating arts, community and resurgence in Quw’utsun Territory (Cowichan Valley).
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SEPTEMBER 6 – 8

Celebrating arts, community and resurgence in Quw’utsun Territory (Cowichan Valley).

Taking place at Providence Farm, 10 minutes from Duncan, BC.

All Quw’utsun people are invited to attend at no cost. Other Indigenous people are invited to pay what you can.  Kids 12 and under are free.
If ticket prices are a barrier to attending, help us out or give us a shout for low-income options.

 WHAT IS THE KOKSILAH MUSIC FESTIVAL?

The Koksilah Music Festival is organized in recognition and celebration of the sovereignty of Indigenous Nations throughout BC. The Festival is a run by a volunteer collective of musicians, artists, and organizers who aspire to belong to vibrant communities working towards social justice, Indigenous resurgence, reconciliation, stewardship of local ecosystems, and community-driven alternatives to the status quo. We believe in the power of music and art with a purpose, and in the importance of gathering in numbers to build our strength and amplify our voices.

2018 Featured Artists

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Old.Soul.Rebel

pHoenix Pagliacci & Lex Leosis (of The Sorority)

Frase

Ta’kaiya Blaney

Mob Bounce

THE TZINQUAW DANCERS

Desiree Dawson

See Monsters

Fundraising for:

Sul’hween Quw’utsun’ Elders Program

As with most First Nations, the Elders hold a special place in Cowichan society. The Elders Program ensures that the Elders are well cared for and provided with the right environment to carry out their responsibilities to the community.

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Open net fish farms have been operating for 30 years in Musgamagw-Dzawada’enuxv, Mamalilikulla, Nam’gis, and Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis territory without their consent.  Over the same time period, wild salmon populations that spawn and migrate through this region have begun to collapse.

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The Unist’ot’en Camp is located on the Wedzin Kwah (Morice River), near Houston, BC. Energy companies including Chevron and TransCanada are aiming to push fracked gas (LNG) pipelines through Unist’ot’en territory without their consent. The Unist’ot’en homestead is not a protest or a demonstration—the clan is occupying and using their traditional territory as they have for centuries. They are protecting and utilizing their hunting, trapping, fishing, and plant gathering territories to ensure that future generations will also have the opportunity to live close to the land.

PHOTOS FROM 2017

Photos by Jacqueline Bird Day.

2018 Sponsors