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Syilx Okanagan Nation Calls for Full Scale Overhaul of Ministry of Children and Family Development in Light of Saunders Case

tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Territory:  The Syilx Okanagan Nation is extremely disappointed by the recent plea deal that was struck for Robert Riley Saunders — a long standing Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) social worker later found to be uncertified and who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from Indigenous children on Syilx territory. […]

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Take the Indian Out of the Child Book

The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) is proud to share this record of our people’s endurance through the darkest chapter of our collective story. While there are now many books about the Indian residential school system, this is the first to speak about the specific ways in which it has touched the Syilx people. This book […]

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The Syilx Indian Residential School Experience

Justice Murray Sinclair, during his engagement with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, made two incredibly profound statements to the effect: First, that the Indian residential school didn’t just happen to the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, it happened to all Canadians; and second that Canada’s Indian residential school system represented “cultural genocide” against all of Canada’s […]

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Okanagan Nation Alliance Release the 2020 – 2021 Annual Report

We are pleased to present to you the Okanagan Nation Alliance Annual Report for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, which reports on initiatives, activities, partnerships and progress as we work to uphold the Okanagan Nation Declaration. From our work defending and asserting Title and Rights, to continued efforts to call salmon back to the territory, or […]

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