"n'awqen" ~ En'owkin

The word En'owkin is an Okanagan conceptual metaphor which describes a process of clarification, conflict resolution and group commitment. With a focus on coming to the best solutions possible through respectful dialogue, literally through consensus

En'owkin Centre

The En'owkin is a dynamic institution, which puts into practice the principles of self-determination and the validation of cultural aspirations and identity.


ECOmmunity Place is located in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada the project is helping to preserve and protect the Indigenous plants, wildlife, culture and spirituality found on the land. It brings together lands & learning, conservation & culture on a 100- hectare site located on the West side of the Okanagan River Floodplain.

Guided interpretive programs provide schools with the educational programs, ecology based studies, cultural arts, story telling and Indigenous drama. Tourist and local visitor awareness of environmental values are appreciated and shared about the Syilx culture.

Theytus Books is a leading North American publisher of Indigenous voices. Located in Syilx territory on the Penticton Indian Reserve in British Columbia, Theytus Books is proudly First Nations-owned and operated in partnership with the En'owkin Centre.

Canada Council for the Arts Literary Series




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