Syilx Nation Data Governance Plan Presentations

February 2nd, 2023

nłk̓ʷsalqʷm: ackum iʔ sck̓łpaʔx̌tət

The Syilx Data Plan has been guided by the collective knowledge and wisdom of our ancestors, elders, knowledge keepers, and Nation members of today to plan and prepare for the people-to-be.

Good quality wellness data helps with community planning and monitoring of programs. ONA data team would like to invite you learn about the Nation data plan that is built on sqlxʷɬcaẃtət (our ways).

Sessions will be held in each community – more info coming soon!

OIB – Syilx Data Governance Plan Session

Honouring kiʔláwnaʔ Ceremony

December 9th, 2022

Honouring kiʔláwnaʔ (grizzly bear) Ceremony 🐾

The Syilx Nation would like to invite you to join us for a ceremony to honour and pray for kiʔláwnaʔ in the territory.

Hosted at Dixon Terbasket’s residence located directly across the Hwy from the Lower Similkameen Indian Band Office at 1420 Crowsnest Hwy 3

Fire started at 7:00am

Feb 10 2023 Grizzly Bear Ceremony

Healthy Relationships: Restoring Self & Connections

December 9th, 2022

The You Empowered Strong Program, in partnership with the South Okanagan Restorative Justice Program are hosting a bi-weekly Healthy Relationship Series. Come learn some tools to help and strengthen family and/or personal relationships.

All sessions include dinner. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions as they are cumulative. There is no virtual option to attend.

Open to all Okanagan Nation Members and Community Members Ages 15+
Please Note: Workshop is limited to 10 couples/relationships

2023 Healthy Relationships Poster

capti’kʷl: kʷəckʷəcstimʔ iʔ stəɬtaɬtet

November 19th, 2021

Okanagan Nation Alliance will be hosting several captikʷl Stories Forums this year, in partnership with the En’owkin Centre. The captikʷl forums are held for feedback and community engagement in examining Syilx captikʷl on the Syilx Way of Living, how lessons from the captikʷl connect with our modern way of living, and how to integrate Syilx values and principles within captikʷl in Policy & Planning.

Open to Syilx Nation Members only.

2022-2023 captikwl Forum Posters
Feb 9 – captikwl Forum 3 Poster
Feb 9 – captikwl Forum 3 Agenda

Syilx Water Forum

November 18th, 2016

Honouring our siwɬkʷ

The Water Forum is an annual event hosted by the ONA Natural Resources Department that works to promote and create public awareness of Syilx Okanagan People and their sacred connection to siwɬkʷ.  One of the main goals of the Water Strategy is to improve the way water is managed within Syilx Territory and ensure that clean, flowing water is properly respected and available for all living things.

Each year of the Water Forum focuses on a different area within Syilx Okanagan Territory and the water in that area, as well as different topics to focus on each year.  The event brings together Syilx Okanagan Nation members, community members, local partners and organizations, and leadership. The event is held on World Water Day, March 22, each year.

ks͜ kəɬqayxʷntim iʔ siwɬkʷ – We will protect the water.

Poster and agenda for 2023 Water Forum coming very soon!