ONA is one of 81 known Tribal Councils in Canada that currently operates within the parameters of the 1984 Cabinet approved policy that established the principles and the conditions for funding Tribal Councils. For the purpose of the policy, Tribal Councils are institutions established as “a grouping of bands with common interests who voluntarily join together to provide advisory and/or program services to member bands.” ONA predated the Tribal Council policy.

ONA Administration has grown from humble beginnings into a well-recognized organization in the effective service delivery of a wide range of enhanced services for member Syilx Okanagan Nations despite the prevailing deficient government funding formula.

The ONA mandate is to work collectively to advance and assert Syilx Okanagan Nation Title and Rights over the Syilx Okanagan Nation Territory.

ONA Organizational Chart