Sockeye Fry Release

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Kł cp’elk’ stim’

This ceremonial release of Okanagan Sockeye fry takes place by members of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and over 430 students from local schools so that kł cp̓əlk̓ stim̓ (cause to come back) will continue. These fry have been raised as part of Okanagan Nation Alliance’s (ONA) Fish in Schools Program along with fry from the hatchery. ntyitix (salmon) is central to the Syilx Okanagan peoples creation stories and through our captikwl (oral history), passed down through generations; it is our responsibility to be stewards of our lands and waters. These ceremonies with our language, songs and prayers are an integral part of the work that we continue, to ensure our efforts to revitalize our culture. For thousands of years these ceremonies and customs have been brought forward for our children.

Everyone is welcome to attend and participate.

Locations:

May 5 – Shingle Creek: Next to Supersave Gas in Penticton  https://goo.gl/maps/ynD9Ef3C5ArYe27h8 

May 10 – Mission Creek: KLO and Spiers Rd in Kelowna https://goo.gl/maps/N8jqfjJdjMos5M9p7

May 11 – Salmon River: At “By the River Campground” off of Range Road https://goo.gl/maps/wvKxxeFZEcpeidA57

May 12 – Trout Creek: Near Sun-Oka Beach Park https://goo.gl/maps/mFzGDgNr7Gs6hYAG6

May 17 – Castlegar: At Millennium Park  https://goo.gl/maps/BAohCp8jaA1jXuF29

May 17 – Slocan: At Slocan Beach Boat Launch https://goo.gl/maps/KhDAKmnfBt8bxyxh6

May 18 – Revelstoke: Centennial Park Boat Launch https://goo.gl/maps/uuJWAceh4X8puPS58

May 24  – Six Mile Creek: Bonneau Rd and Westside Rd https://goo.gl/maps/YSxqsXSc7J774jgd9

Fry Release Poster 2022

Event Date:
May

Event Location:
Penticton Channel and En’owkin Centre, Penticton, BC

Event Map:

Raven Mikuletic, Communications Coordinator
rmikuletic@syilx.org
250 707 0095 ext. 121