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OKANAGAN NATION SECURES $500,000 IN FUNDING FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE SERVICES PROGRAM

tkwəɬniwt (Westbank), Syilx Territory:  The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) is proud to announce the acquisition of nearly $500,000 from the Ending Violence Association of BC, with the funds going towards a Sexual Assault Response Services Program over the next three years. These funds will build on the longstanding work already carried out by the ONA’s […]

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captikʷl Forums: captikʷl as our teacher

Okanagan Nation Alliance will be hosting 3 Captikʷl Stories Forums this year, in partnership with the Enowkin Centre. The Captikʷl forums are held for feedback and community engagement in examining Syilx captikʷl on the Syilx Way of Living, how lessons from the captikʷl connect with our modern way of living, and how to integrate Syilx […]

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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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