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First Nations Art of the Syilx People. Upper Nicola Band (UNB) Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) Westbank First Nation (WFN) Penticton Indian Band (PIB) Osoyoos Indian Band (OIB) Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB) Upper Similkameen Indian Band (USIB) Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT)
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The coyote god brought the salmon up the Columbia River to the Syilx (Okanagan) People.

The coyote god brought the salmon up the Columbia River to the Syilx (Okanagan) People.

Kelowna is the Okanagan First Nation word for “grizzly bear”.  The Okanagan Valley’s first people were the Syilx. The Syilx were self-reliant, hunting and gathering for food, clothing and shelter and flourished throughout the region. The Syilx remain proud inhabitants of the Okanagan and a partner in sustaining the Valley’s environment, economy and culture.

Every community has a unique history and Kelowna is no exception. Now a lively and modern lakeside city, Kelowna’s rural past is still ever-present in its landmarks, traditions and culture.

A new sculpture by renowned First Nation artist Smoker Marchand was unveiled in Westbank.  Marchand says the steel monument, which depicts three warriors in full battle dress, represents veterans of all backgrounds who have served in the military.  “I wanted to show a strong Indian man. I wanted to show a strong Indian woman. And I wanted to show a soldier who could be any soldier,” he says.

WEST KELOWNA – A new sculpture by renowned First Nation artist Smoker Marchand was unveiled in West Kelowna Tuesday.Marchand says the steel monument,

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Goldfish in My Consomme —goldfish made of pickled ginger (or substitute with raw salmon), eyeballs of Chinese black eggs, grass made of dill and jelly made of chicken consomme and gelatine.

Westbank First Nations WFN bridge art unveiled. giant columns on both sides of the Campbell Road interchange with a giant coyote as the main symbol.  The artwork encompasses a grizzly paw accompanied by a coyote called Senklip.  "Senklip is the head legend that all the other animals look to. There are numerous stories about Senklip that are meant to explain to our people of the importance of being related to the land and knowing what animals to protect," says Louie.

Westbank First Nations WFN bridge art unveiled. giant columns on both sides of the Campbell Road interchange with a giant coyote as the main symbol. The artwork encompasses a grizzly paw accompanied by a coyote called Senklip. "Senklip is the head legend that all the other animals look to. There are numerous stories about Senklip that are meant to explain to our people of the importance of being related to the land and knowing what animals to protect," says Louie.

An art installation by Clint George at the Westbank First Nations Community Services Centre.

An art installation by Clint George at the Westbank First Nations Community Services Centre.

Elk Sculpture - Smoker Marchand - Art - WFN- Westbank First Nation

Elk Sculpture - Smoker Marchand - Art - WFN- Westbank First Nation

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