One River, Ethics Matter Conference

October 6th, 2021

This year’s conference will focus on the history of the Columbia River Treaty and the treaty review process now underway. The conference framework will emphasize social and environmental justice, collaboration towards the common good, and the need for truth and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and healing the river.

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Conference Program

All conference sessions will be presented virtually (via Zoom)

Some sessions will be treaty-specific and include discussions on ethics and the human relationship to water, while others will focus on broader, related topics such as:

  • Foundational ethical relationships and responsibilities between humans and water, within an Indigenous worldview and Judeo-Christian teachings and practice
  • History of the dam-building era and impacts of pervasive systemic racism, including missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and residential schools
  • Indigenous food sovereignty and restoring ntytyix (salmon) to the Okanagan and Upper Columbia river
  • Rivers as our responsibility; moving forward together into a sustainable future

Four Food Chiefs Gathering

August 6th, 2021

The Four Food Chiefs Gathering is an annual gathering of Syilx Nation members. The event consists of workshops, discussions, presentations, keynotes and activities that focus on connecting to the land and water, connecting to each other, our well-being and learning useful tools to thrive!

Open to all Syilx Nation members – Space is limited due to PHO’s on events. Please Note: Workshops will be offered virtually, but the video and sound may be lower quality due to technical difficulties of the location.

More information  for the 2021 Four Food Chiefs Gathering is coming soon!

*Please Note: By order of the PHO, proof of vaccination will be required to attend our in-person events. Starting September 13, you must have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must be fully vaccinated.    For more info, please visit: BC Proof of vaccination requirement

This event is subject to change or cancellation due to COVID-19.

Four Food Chiefs Save Date 2021
4FC Agenda