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In the Face of Continued Colonial Practices, Syilx Okanagan Nation Sign the axá iʔ sccuntət iʔ tl x̌aʔxítət x̌l iʔ nəqsil̓tət (Family Declaration) at Annual General Assembly to Protect Children and Families

snkx̌ykntn (Revelstoke), Syilx Territory:  From July 26 – 28, 2022, the Okanagan Nation Alliance hosted our Annual General Assembly in snkx̌ykntn. This annual event gathered Syilx Okanagan members from across the Nation — including leaders, Elders, traditional knowledge keepers, youth and community members — to celebrate the many successes that have taken place for Syilx […]

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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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