Syilx Nation Salmon Feast

November 29th, 2016

Join our Celebration and Honour the Sacredness of the River

It is one of the goals of the Syilx Okanagan Nation to carry on the work of the people’s ancestors and Elders who taught the importance of preserving and revitalizing the traditions, customs, and language of the Syilx people. The Salmon Feast honours the sacredness of the river at sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ (Okanagan Falls), which is a culturally significant site for the Syilx Okanagan People, and an important traditional fishing camp, gathering place and trading site. The Salmon Feast is a three-day event that involves multiple activities including: traditional performances and ceremonies, a canoe paddle, stick game tournament, and on the final day (Sunday) a salmon feast and ceremony for snxa?l’iwlem (to honour the sacredness of the river).

The Annual  Salmon Feast is an essential practice in the continued organized efforts of the Okanagan Nation Alliance and member communities to raise the importance of the habitat protection and rehabilitation of local ecosystems, watersheds, and renew connections and relationships between all residents of the Region with water and fish. It is vitally important that we honour the salmon so they will always come back to feed the people.

Every year ONA commissions a Syilx artist to produce the artwork for the Salmon Feast Poster. To see the beautiful variety of these artworks, please see the Salmon Feast Artwork Gallery below:

ONA Salmon Feast Artwork Gallery

 


Annual General Assembly & Syilx Elder Youth Summit

November 29th, 2016

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The Annual General Assembly takes place each summer, along with the Syilx Elder Youth Summit.  The event brings together the Syilx Okanagan Nation to celebrate our accomplishments and provide an opportunity for Nation members to come together.  The AGA is hosted by each of the Syilx Okanagan communities on a rotating basis.

Register for Annual General Assembly here: https://forms.gle/uQ24AnswwcFK9F5X6

Register for Syilx Elder Youth Summit here: https://forms.gle/tGj5hksBExZgcz3z6

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