“We will survive and continue to govern our mother and her resources for the good of all for all time.”

– Okanagan Nation Declaration, 1987

The Syilx Okanagan people of the Okanagan have always governed our land according to principles that are embedded in traditional knowledge, stories, teachings, ceremonies, medicines, dances and the arts. These principles carry with them a sacred, inherent responsibility to care for the tmxwulaxw (our land).

Okanagan Nation Declaration