Syilx Knowledge Circle

March 3rd, 2021

Data governance is what Syilx have done from time immemorial – protected, gathered, stored, and shared their knowledge. One of the main aspects of Syilx data governance has been protection. Careful consideration was given to who should be trained as the safe keeper of certain knowledge, and how and when the knowledge was shared.

The second Syilx Knowledge Circle Gathering will build on the first Syilx Knowledge Circle Gathering, and will ask participants to share their ideas for Syilx data sovereignty.

The first Syilx Knowledge Circle Gathering was held in July, 2020. It gave an overview of what data governance is and how ONA is approaching Syilx data governance. We discussed Syilx data sovereignty.

Syilx Knowledge Circle 2021


Syilx Teachings for Healing

March 1st, 2021

The Okanagan Nation Response Team presents a virtual mental health workshop with Leon Louis of LSIB and Wilfred “Grouse” Barnes of WFN. They will be sharing their knowledge of Syilx medicines & teachings for healing.

This will workshop will provide space for nation members to talk, laugh, engage, and learn more about themselves. The workshop will encourage strengthening connection with others in the nation, and with cultural practices that foster wellbeing.

Syilx Teachings For Healing


Circle of Healing: Family & Sexual Violence

February 3rd, 2021

This online weekly group series is hosted by the You Empowered Strong Program (YES) for the support, healing and prevention of family & sexual violence. YES in partnership with the South Okanagan Women In Needs Society are hosting 8 ‘Circle of Healing’ sessions to support individuals who have experienced sexual violence.

The meetings will be held on the GoToMeeting platform and will take place on Tuesday & Thursday evenings.

Open to Syilx Okanagan Nation member women, non-binary, and gender divergent relatives.

Poster YES Healing Circle