Nation Rebuilding Focus Group


A diverse cross-section of Syilx Nation members will come together on to share their views in an initial focus group to help inform the launch of the Syilx Nation Rising! Nation Rebuilding initiative.

The Chiefs Executive Council has mandated that a community-led process to create a Syilx Constitution begin, as a vital step in rebuilding the Syilx Nation. The vision for success requires Syilx citizens are engaged early, continuously and meaningfully in the dialogue and decision-making processes.

The aim is to ensure all Syilx citizens have diverse opportunities to participate in the Constitution and Nation Rebuilding conversations. To ask the hard questions, offer constructive comments, and together make real the vision of our Syilx Nation as strong, proud and united. This includes acknowledging the challenges and barriers posed by past and present injustices, and outlining actions we can take to uphold each other in this Nation Rebuilding journey.

  • All Syilx voices are important in creating our own Syilx
    Constitution: ankc’x̌ʷiplaʔtntət uɬ yʕat iʔ ks səctxəts̕ tim –
    Our laws and responsibilities.
  • We must all be involved in determining the future of our
    Nation. We must call on the vision, values, voices and
    wisdom of all Syilx People to carry us forward in this Nation
    rebuilding process.
  • Please join to learn more about Syilx Nation rebuilding, share
    conversations with each other and contribute to reaffirming
    our laws and rebuilding our government.

Forum Dates

□ July 2 – Elders Session
□ July 5 – Women’s Session
□ July 9 – Youth Session
□ July 12 – Men’s Session

Poster Invitation July 2-12 Syilx Nation Rising discussion circles

Syilx Nation Rising July Sessions 2019 – REGISTRATION

Event Date:
July 2, 5, 9, 12, 2019

Event Location:
WFN Community Services, Westbank, BC

Event Map:

Laurie Wilson, Syilx Nation Rebuilding Project Manager
T 250-707-0095 ext # 150 C 250-681-3982 E