Walk for The Children

September 9th, 2022

Healing starts with us

Join us for a 5 km Walk for Reconciliation on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation! We will be departing from the Penticton Peach and making our way along the channel to the SIRS Monument outside the Penticton Hatchery on En’owkin Trail.

We will have a shuttle available at the Penticton Hatchery at 9:30 am to shuttle you to the Peach for those who want to participate on the walk!

Please Note: Please attend walk at your own risk, the ONA is not responsible as this is a public event. We will have lunch at the monument but priority will be given to Syilx IRS Survivors, Syilx elders and nation members.

Walk is open to everyone. Remember to wear your orange shirts!

2022 Walk for the Children Poster

Four Food Chiefs Gathering

August 6th, 2021

ɬə txətʼntiməlx mnimɬcəlx kʷu ks txətʼntimʼ

When we take care of them, they take care of us.

The Four Food Chiefs Gathering is an annual gathering of Syilx Nation members. This event focuses on information sharing, utilizing the enowkinwixw model through our Four Food Chiefs.

Each year, 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!

2022 4FC Posters


Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, & Two Spirit Gathering

December 8th, 2020

The Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLBTQQIA+ (MMIWG2S) has been a National tragedy over many decades, and has affected the Syilx Nation directly through the loss of our loved ones within our communities.

The 4th annual MMIWG2S Gathering will feature Keynote speakers and presentations on some of the current issues so the Syilx Nation can begin to take action moving forward.

Please Note: We will also be hosting a Sisters in Spirit Vigil on October 4th at the Kelowna Courthouse from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Open to everyone and no registration required to attend. 

2022 MMIWG2S Poster
2022 MMIWG2S Agenda

River Restoration Workshop

July 12th, 2017

The Okanagan Nation Alliance in collaboration with many project partners have been successfully restoring spawning and rearing habitat for salmon in the Okanagan Basin for over 15 years. Traditional Ecological Knowledge, best management practices, measured stream geometry and natural habitat features have guided these restoration works. This workshop will teach the math behind the stream analysis and hydraulics that directed the restoration designs and describe the planning, construction, monitoring methods and results.

 Workshop outline:

  • Teach the calculations behind the stream analysis, river hydraulics and pool-riffle design
  • Field visits to several habitat restoration projects
  • Show the process of implementing a river restoration project from beginning-to-end (planning, designs, construction, and adaptive management)
  • Explain the projects monitoring methods and results
  • Discussion and poster sessions: hydraulic modelling, fish habitat diversity, spawning beds, riffles, fish passage at barriers, floodplain reconnection, wetland restoration

Course targeted to but not limited to:

  • Those designing or reviewing river instream works, particularly for salmon habitat
  • Environmental scientists and project managers (Biologists, Engineers, Geomorphologists, Hydrologists and Fisheries Technicians)
  • Community members and general public

Course details:

  • Date: October 405, 2022
  • Location: Penticton BC
  • Registration and fees: $825
  • Payment: Email transfers (EMT), Cheque, or Invoice for larger groups. Seats will be reserved once payment is received.
River Restoration Workshop 2022