ASSEMBLY OF FIRST NATIONS
FIRST NATIONS SUMMIT
UNION of BC INDIAN CHIEFS
OKANAGAN FIRST PEOPLES
The site will allow the public to gain access to Syilx perspectives on land and ecology, as well as to provide a view into our cultural dynamics as reflected in historical memory, to provide a view into the contemporary and traditional cosmology and epistemology of our people.
ACROSS THE LINE
The Okanagan Indian Band’s Cultural Research and Mapping Unit have developed the proposed project, entitled “K’al?alqw” (“Across the Line”) which will explore the juxtaposition of tribal and national (Canadian, American) identities that Okanagan-Syilx peoples have experienced since the creation of the international boundary in 1846.
PAUL CREEK LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
The Paul Creek Language Association is an incorporated nonprofit British Columbia society based on the Lower Similkameen Indian Reserve. Our mission is to promote the use, preservation and revitalization of Nsyilxcn language in the Similkameen Valley. The Association is currently carrying out programs in the areas of curriculum development, community education and teacher training.
FIRST PEOPLES HERITAGE LANGUAGE CULTURE COUNCIL
The mandate of the First Peoples’ Council is to assist B.C. First Nations in their efforts to revitalize their languages, arts and cultures. During the past 19 years, the First Peoples’ Council has successfully distributed over $20 million to British Columbia’s Aboriginal communities for language, arts and culture projects.
The BC Archives is the archives of the government of British Columbia, and provides research access to records of enduring value to the province for both the provincial government and public clientele.
Was created by the Royal British Columbia Museum as a regional outreach program involving intensive cooperation with other museums, First Nations, educators, naturalists, and other agencies. Our goal is to encourage and facilitate the exploration and appreciation of the human and natural history of British Columbia from regional perspectives.
We approach this goal through focus on particular regions of B.C. and integrating stories and research locally generated with both research knowledge and descriptive information from the collections and curatorial staff at the Royal British Columbia Museum.
ROYAL PROCLAIMATION OF 1763
It established the constitutional framework for the negotiation of Indian treaties with the aboriginal inhabitants of large sections of Canada. As such, it has been labelled an “Indian Magna Carta” or an “Indian Bill of Rights.”