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Community Bulletin: Okanagan Nation 2019 sc’win (sockeye salmon) Return

As of July 9, 2019, about 57,875 Sockeye have entered the Columbia River. It is estimated that 75-85% will return to the Okanagan. In total, we are anticipating there will be 60,000 sockeye returning to the Columbia, with 45,000 to 51,000 sockeye heading to the Okanagan. These low returns are a result of poor migration […]

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Sockeye Fry Release

This ceremonial release of 10,000 Okanagan Sockeye fry takes place by members of the Okanagan Nation and over 430 students from local schools so that kł cp̓əlk̓ stim̓ (cause to come back) will…

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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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