As Syilx people, gathering together for an event is a time honored tradition. From gathering together for storytelling in the winters or in the summers to fish, events continue to hold an important role in our daily lives.
Continuation of multicommunal social institutions of interaction, of kinship, gathering, and practicing activities language and ceremony is a vital contribution in today’s day and age, building or enhancing relationship support and help and identity for all involved. The concept of getting to know the land and each other is a long-term practice in health and well-being in all aspects of traditional land management and self-care.
These community focused events help encourage and instill cultural teachings, education and awareness for the Nation and the public, build success in terms of understanding cultural identity through holistic occasions such as the Unity Run, R’Native Voice, and Youth Leadership gathering. These events give cause to ignite the spark and passion in the journey that youth, women, men, and elders transition through.
North American Indigenous Games 2017
The Okanagan Nation proudly recognizes the 38 Syilx participants from across the Territory who will be competing in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). All of these competitors demonstrate a high level of dedication and excellence in their sport. They have further exhibited a strong commitment to their participation and representation at NAIG through […]
15 Years of Restoring Salmon Habitat in the q̓awsitkʷ Okanagan River
The Okanagan Nation Alliance in collaboration with many project partners have been successfully restoring spawning and rearing habitat for Columbia River sockeye in their Canadian headwaters. Traditional Ecological Knowledge, best management practices, measured stream geometry and natural habitat features have guided the restoration works. The workshop will discuss the stream analysis and hydraulics that directed […]
Youth TEK Series: EnRiching My Life
INST 145 – nsyilxcen Studies: Social Foundations Location: Ashnola Campground Dates: July 30 (arrival), July 31 – August 4 (course) A fundamental overview of the concepts and worldview contained in key Okanagan language words and Captikwl. Site visits to various locations. INST 245 – Okanagan Cultural Development I Location: Various leave from Enowkin Daily at […]
The Wellness Forum arose from the Okanagan Nation Alliance’s Wellness Department as a platform to connect with the nation’s community members, health care workers and frontline...
Okanagan Nation Salmon Feast
It is one of the goals of the Syilx (Okanagan) Nation to carry on the work of the peoples ancestors and Elders who taught the importance of preserving and revitalizing...
Youth Leadership Gathering
The Youth Leadership Gathering was created as a platform for the nation’s youth to learn more about governance and leadership from the Chief’s Executive Council (CEC) during the...
Annual General Assembly
More than 200 people from across the Nation participate in this celebration that focused on the Nations accomplishments and provided an opportunity for community members to ...