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Syilx Okanagan Nation Stands in Solidarity with the Mi’kmaq Nation and the Sipekne’katik First Nation in Protecting and Exercising Their Fishing and Governance Rights

tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Okanagan Territory: The Chiefs of the Syilx Okanagan Nation have watched with distress as Mi’kmaq fishers, including members of the Sipekne’katik First Nation, have been subjected to violence, intimidation, terror and racism as they seek to exercise their inherent, human and constitutionally protected rights, including treaty rights. Canadians pride themselves on living […]

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Virtual Four Food Chiefs Gathering 2020

The Four Food Chiefs Gathering is a 4-day virtual gathering and feature keynotes, workshops and activities held by multiple teams within ONA all about connecting to the land and water, well-being and self-care, and other useful tools. Workshops and keynotes will be on GoToMeeting, and some activities will take place in a private Facebook Group. […]

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Syilx t̓ik̓t (flood) Adaptation Project

Syilx t̓ik̓t (flood) Adaptation Project “…water will always find a way around obstructions, under, over and through” Syilx Water Declaration, 2014. i. Project Overview The Okanagan Basin is experiencing increasingly intense t̓ik̓t and debris-flow hazards, but overall these are not mapped or recorded. Most recently, the Syilx Okanagan territory was heavily impacted by extreme flooding, […]

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Broodstock

As part of the kł cp̓əlk̓ stim̓ initiative, ONA has been beach seining and collecting eggs and milt from adult Sockeye in the Okanagan River for rearing and release into Skaha Lake. Since 2004, ONA has stocked Skaha and Osyoyoos Lake with hatchery-reared fry and monitored their growth, survival, and impacts on the Skaha Lake […]

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