Okanagan Nation Alliance celebrates salmon

The Okanagan Nation Salmon Festival honoured the sacredness of the river.

Celebrating salmon — Chantelle Desjarlais helps her daughter Elizabeth Mitchell with her fishing techniques at a kids station at the Okanagan Nation Salmon Festival at sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ Provincial Park in Okanagan Falls which took place Sept. 18 to 20. The festival honoured the sacredness of the river. The area is a culturally significant site for the Syilx people and an important fishing camp

Celebrating salmon — Chantelle Desjarlais helps her daughter Elizabeth Mitchell with her fishing techniques at a kids station at the Okanagan Nation Salmon Festival at sx̌ʷəx̌ʷnitkʷ Provincial Park in Okanagan Falls which took place Sept. 18 to 20. The festival honoured the sacredness of the river. The area is a culturally significant site for the Syilx people and an important fishing camp

The Okanagan Nation Salmon Festival honoured the sacredness of the river.

The area is a culturally significant site for the Syilx people and an important fishing camp, gathering place and trading site. The three days included traditional ceremonies, a canoe paddle, stick game tournament and a salmon feast on the final day.