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Renowned German Professor, Hartman Lutz at En’owkin Centre on Penticton Reserve

Hartman Lutz chaired the North American Studies Program at the University of Greifswald until March 2011. He gained his PhD in Philosphy from the University of Tubingen in 1975. Professor Lutz will reflect on his experiences working in Indigenous Studies and speak about and screen his film Trapped in a Human Zoo, a 2016 documentary about how thousands of Indigenous peoples around the world were captured and displayed in human zoos throughout Europe in the 1800s.

This is a free event and open to the public with foods and refreshments served October 6 2016 from 1-4 pm.

Press Release

Expression of Interest- Human Resources Specialist- Aboriginal Women in Health Initiative

The contract deliverables are required between: September 2016- June 2018 (53 hours total). This project is funded through the Federal Ministry for the Status of Women and is entitled “Increasing Economic Prosperity for Aboriginal Women in the Okanagan Health Sciences Sector”.

To read more, please see the document below.

Expression of Interest

Okanagan Nation Salmon Feast Bid for Cooks

We are now accepting bids for the following meals for our Salmon Feast Celebration. If you would like to submit a bid, please read the document below to see the requirements and details.


For more information or to submit, please contact:

Dominique Alexis, Events Planner

T: 250.707.0095 ext. 201

E: dalexis@syilx.org

Bid for Cooks

Opportunity for Fishing Sockeye Salmon at Osoyoos Lake

The Okanagan Salmon Community Initiative (OSCI) and the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) Fisheries Research Team is asking for your help in learning more about Okanagan Salmon Stocks, while creating a viable Salmon fishery!

When:  August 2016, to be announced

Where: North Basin, Osoyoos Lake

How: Trolling, maximum six riggers, up to 5 lines per down rigger, from 55′ to 90′ depth

How much: No limit per day, catch sharing agreements with a % to fisher/vessel revitalization, fish habitat restoration, monitoring and more.

Who: ONA, BC Wildlife Federation, BC Federation of Drift Fishers, Okanagan Fisheries Foundation, Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, Osoyoos Fish and Wildlife and more.

OSCI Fisheries Notice


Salmon Fishing Equipment

Flow of Operations – Community Support Initiative

For more information, please contact:

Howie Wright, ONA Program Manager

E: hwright@syilx.org

Richard  Bussanich, ONA Fisheries Biologist

E: rbussanich@syilx.org

Syilx Language Year 1 Celebration

Students successfully completed the first full year of intensive lessons in Paul Creek Curriculum. These students will resume in September for three more years. Please join us to witness student oral presentations from 10:30 am to noon. For more information, please view the poster below.


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