Territorial Stewardship

The Territorial Stewardship Department of the Okanagan Indian Band in general is responsible for Aboriginal Rights, Title and Claims, the Cultural Research Program, GIS Mapping/Information Management, Forestry Stewardship, Fisheries & Watershed Stewardship.

Vision Statement

We take care of the land, the land takes care of us

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Mission Statement

To manage, protect and enhance the Natural Environment and Cultural Heritage[1]

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[1] “Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts.” http://www.unesco.org/culture/...


OKIB Cultural Knowledge-Sharing and Information Management Capacity-Building Project



OKIB Cultural Knowledge-Sharing and Information Management Capacity-Building Project

Territorial Stewardship Division

PHASE TWO OF THE OKIB DATABASE PROJECT 2021-2022

We are approaching Phase 2 of the OKIB Database Project, Community Engagement and the OKIB haring Protocol. The Syilx Database team has been working to define the terms related to the project and specific work related to the permission levels needed to guide the use, storage and access of the OKIB CKK (Cultural Knowledge Keeper). In our previous article we gave an overview of the project and a brief overview of the OKIB Sharing Protocol.

WHAT IS THE OKIB SHARING PROTOCOL?

A procedural document for both digital and physical information or materials that will define the parameters of a safe and protected way to give different permissions for CKK access. The Syilx Database team has started to define what these permission levels are for community and public access.

WHY DO WE NEED THE OKIB SHARING PROTOCOL?

To protocol is a mechanism that defines the parameters for a safe and protected way to provide access for community members and the public to certain areas and materials in the database based on defined permission levels. This is what we would like to present to the community to gather insight.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

We want to give the community as many opportunities and channels to share their insights about the protocol. Throughout the summer we invite you to find ways to connect through our community engagement series. The individual interviews will focus on connecting with members who have shared information with TSD previously. You can also participate in the online survey or one of the community engagement sessions.

Online Survey

Community Engagement Sessions

Individual Interviews

June-August 2022

June-August 2022

June-August 2022

More details about how and when you can participate, coming soon. Any questions or to learn more contact Territorial Stewardship Division, Syilx Database Team

Sophia Torres & Coola Louis (250) 542-7132.

OKIB's information sharing meetings about the Spring Freshet

These are the recorded public Information Sharing sessions regarding the spring freshet 2022, with each meeting focusing on areas identified in the White Rock Lake Fire Post Fire Hazard Assessment, which was conducted on behalf of the Province by Jennifer Clarke, M.Sc., P.Geo. Clarke Geoscience Ltd. Geomorphologist Jennifer Clarke presented on affected by the wildfire which may present a hazard to the specified areas on reserve at each meeting.

The first of OKIB's Information Sharing meetings regarding the spring freshet in the Whiteman Creek area was held Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Click here to read the OKIB Post-Wildfire Assessment (Whiteman Creek) presentation, including important maps on pages 3 and 18. Watch the video now:

The second of OKIB's Information Sharing meetings regarding the spring freshet was held Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Click here to read the OKIB Post-Wildfire Assessment (Naswhito/Equesis Creek) presentation, including important maps on pages 3 and 21. Click to watch the video:

The third of OKIB's Information Sharing meetings regarding the spring freshet was held Thursday, April 7, 2022. Click here to read the OKIB Post-Wildfire Assessment (Newport/Irish Creek) presentation, including important maps on pages 3, 22, 23 and 24. Watch the video of the meeting:

Questions? Please contact:
Colleen Marchand, Director
[email protected]
250-306-9796

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