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Fisheries Update Community Notice

As of July 27, 2018 about 193,038 Sockeye have entered the Columbia River. It is estimated that 85% of the return is Okanagan. We are anticipating there will be 209,000 sockeye returning in total. We estimate 70,000-75,000 sockeye have entered Osoyoos Lake with an estimate of about 10,000 to 15,000 sockeye in Skaha Lake. FOOD […]

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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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