June is National Indigenous History Month
Way’ and hello!
June is National Indigenous History Month. BGC Okanagan is committed to supporting Indigenous children, youth, and families and providing equitable, accessible, and culturally relevant services.
We take the time to honour the history and celebrate the strength and cultures, languages, foods, music and traditions of Indigenous people across Canada; First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
Across the Okanagan Valley, many celebratory events will happen throughout the month as well as on June 21, 2021, National Indigenous Peoples Day. Many events are open to the public and are created to share Indigenous culture and history. It is a very exciting time of year where we can experience traditions, listen to stories and take part in celebrations.
We encourage Club participants and the community to explore the opportunities to learn, connect and grow! Ask your Club staff how your child can enter the BGC Okanagan National Indigenous Peoples Day colouring contest.
Lim’lm’t and thank you!
2022 Celebration events & resources across the Okanagan Valley!
|North Okanagan Friendship Center Society||Vernon||https://www.vernonfirstnationsfriendshipcentre.com/|
|Turtle Island Festival||Ki Low NA Friendship Center||http://www.kfs.bc.ca/news-events-2/national-aboriginal-day/|
|N̓syil̓xčn̓drop in for beginners||Syilx Language House||https://www.facebook.com/syilxlanguagehouse|
|Okanagan Heritage Museum||https://www.kelownamuseums.ca/museum/okanagan-heritage-museum/|
|Sncewips Heritage Museum||Westbank First Nation||https://www.sncewips.com/|
|Nk’Mip Cultural Center||Osoyoos Indian Band||https://nkmipdesert.com/|
|Salmon Hatchery Tours||Okanagan Nation Alliance||https://www.syilx.org/events/hatchery-tours/|
Aboriginal Friendship Society
|Ooknakane Friendship Centre|
|Honouring Memories, Planting Dreams
|First Nations Child& Family Caring Society||https://fncaringsociety.com/honouring-memories-planting-dreams|