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Canada Excludes Indigenous Nations From International Columbia River Treaty Re-Negotiations

  (Unceded Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC: May 23, 2018): Late last week, the three Indigenous Nations – the rightful title and rights holders of the Upper Columbia Basin: the Ktunaxa Nation, Secwepemc Nation and Syilx Okanagan Nation – were told by the Government of Canada that they would be excluded from direct participation in the […]

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kł cp̓əlk̓ stim̓ Hatchery

The kł cp̓əlk̓ stim̓ Hatchery is a testament to the perseverance of the Syilx people to realize their dream of restoring the n’titxw (Salmon) – one of our Four Food Chiefs – to their original habitat and rightful place in our territory. This hatchery represents a critical stage of our Nation’s restoration initiative and is part of […]

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kłtql̓tikn: Mountain Top Series

Our journey of reclaiming who we are as Okanagan has taken us over many roads (Unity Run), down many waterways (Canoe Trek), and now it will take us to the kłtql̓tikn (mountain tops). BRIDGES: Stories From the Land will be honouring these places by bringing youth to camp, hike, and learn in parts of our […]

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Salmon Ceremonies

We honor our ancestors with this annual ceremony in which we gather in two separate locations along the Columbia River to help pray for the return of the salmon, one on the United States…

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