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Notice of Opportunity: BRIDGES Youth Advisory Group Open Call

October 2nd, 2017

  • Syilx Nation youth ages 18-30 committed to creating success and opportunity for other Syilx youth
  • Submissions will be compiled by the BRIDGES team and will select 14 representatives
  • Selected group members will advise on the BRIDGES program, including planning and implementation, and communicating out to the Okanagan Nation membership
  • Time committment: Meet with BRIDGES team on a bi-monthly basis for 1 year
  • Help plan exciting opportunities for Okanagan Youth

Kick-off Gathering October 14-15, 2017 at the Spirit Ridge Resort, Nk ‘Mip

How to Apply:

1. RSVP to Kick-Off Gathering at Spirit Ridge. October 14-15, 2017

2. After the gathering, submit an Expression of Interest that includes:

  • Introduction of yourself
  • What you think the highest priority that needs to be addressed in regards to the success for youth?
  • Why is it important to have a BRIDGES Youth Advisory Group?

RSVP Deadline: October 12, 2017

To RSVP or for more information contact:

Amanda Montgomery, BRIDGES Support Team

Tel: 1-250-826-3773

Email: amandacmontgomery@gmail.com

 

 

 


Syilx Nation’s Annual General Assembly Commemorates the 1990 Oka Run for Peace

August 16th, 2017

swiw’s (Osoyoos), Syilx Territory, British Columbia: With global political and social turmoil on the rise it has never been more important to have a united voice advocating for peace, justice and human rights. On August 17 as part of the Okanagan Nation’s Annual General Assembly (AGA) a run will take place from chuchuwaya (Hedley) to […]

Information Bulletin: Continuing to Make Their Way Home, Information on 2017 Return of Sockeye Salmon

July 27th, 2017

The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA), in collaboration with multiple organizations and agencies, have worked tirelessly to bring sockeye salmon back to the Okanagan region. This program has exceeded expectations, with in some years hundreds of thousands of fish entering the Columbia River system. Though previous years have seen plentiful returns, 2017 will be a below-average […]

Community Fishing Notice: Chinook Head Recovery

July 26th, 2017

CHINOOK FROM WHERE? Middle Shuswap River, including Mable Lake and up to Shuswap Falls HOW TO ENTER/HELP When you catch a Chinook salmon follow the instructions below: 1. Check to see if the adipose fin is missing, if missing, 2. Remove the salmon’s head and put it in a plastic bag. 3. Use a pencil […]

Community Fishing Notice: Salmon Harvest at Middle Shuswap River 2017

July 26th, 2017

What is it? The salmon fishery is open to members of the: Lower Similkameen Indian Band, Okanagan Indian Band, Osoyoos Indian band, Penticton Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, Upper Similkameen Indian Band and the Westbank First Nation. All community members are encouraged to harvest fish.   Fraser River Chinook are available for harvest between Mable Lake […]

Syilx Okanagan Nation Welcomes Government of Canada’s Commitment to Recognition Principles

July 21st, 2017

(Syilx Okanagan Territory/Westbank, BC – July 21, 2017): The Okanagan Nation Alliance is pleased to receive the Principles respecting the Government of Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples that were released on Friday July 14, 2017. From the Nation’s perspective, these new principles will greatly assist the federal government in its reconciliation mandate and serve as a […]

UPDATED: Wildfire Safety Information Package

July 17th, 2017

July 31 Wildfires Update FireSmart – Evacutation ChecklistWildfires can start easily and spread quickly. Knowing what to do in an emergency is critical to ensuring the health and safety of your community members and protecting your critical infrastructure. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), BC Region, has prepared this information package to help your community […]

ONA Fisheries Summer 2017 Field Work Advisory

July 11th, 2017

Be advised that during the summer months between June and September, the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) will be conducting annual research and monitoring along the Okanagan Lake and River system (including connecting lakes and tributaries). Similar to previous years, sampling activities will involve/occur: in-lake and along shore lines at various times during the day/night from […]

Sockeye Tag Recovery Fish Lottery

July 10th, 2017

The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) Fisheries Research Team is conducting a 2017 fish behaviour study of Okanagan River Sockeye.  HOW TO ENTER/HELP If you catch a Sockeye salmon in the Okanagan River and Osoyoos Lake, please check to see if the fish has a tag attached under the large top fin or inside the cavity […]