We, at Pacific Sport Okanagan, would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we operate is the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) Peoples.
British Columbia's Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) has an interactive map of all the nations within our province. Did you know that there are 3 languages and27 communities indigenous to the Thompson-Okanagan region? Explore BCAFN's webpage to learn more!
Native Land also has an interactive map where you can view all indigenous territories.
We recommend traditional land acknowledgements at events. Visit these websites for guidance in your land acknowledgement:
- Canadian Association of University Teachers - A Guide to Acknowledging First Peoples and Traditional Territory
- What Meaningful Land Acknowledgment Means
- British Columbia Teachers' Federation - Tips for Acknowledging Traditional Territory
We also recommend visiting your local heritage society to learn about the history of the Syilx people. Find some Okanagan museums and information below: