"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
The En'owkin is a dynamic institution, which puts into practice the principles of self-determination and the validation of cultural aspirations and identity.
The En'owkin Centre and ECOmmunity Place (ECOmmunity) in Penticton are 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 that incorporate curriculum projects which use studies, cultural arts, story telling and Indigenous drama; thus raising visitor awareness around environmental values and the Syilx culture.
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.
En'owkin Centre OPERATIONAL HOURS Monday to FrIday 9:00am - 5:00pm
All guests kindly report to front reception area upon arrival Phone (250) 493-7181 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enowkin Centre 2014 Literary Series
Joseph (Tony) Dandurand
Friday March 14, 2014
Doors open at 11:30 am
Welcome Address 12:00 pm by: Gerry William, En’owkin Creative Writing Department
The Reading will begin at 12:15 pm
The En’owkin Centre Gathering Space Lot 45 Green Mountain Road, Penticton, B.C
Lunch will be provided
Joseph A. Dandurand is a Kwantlen Indian (Xalatsep) from Kwantlen First Nation in British Columbia. He is a poet, playwright, and archaeologist. Joseph received a Diploma in Performing Arts from Algonquin College and studied Theatre and Direction at the University of Ottawa. His produced plays include Shake, Crackers and Soup (1994), No Totem for My Story (1995), Where
Two Rivers Meet (1995), and Please Don’t Touch the Indians (1998) for the Red Path Theater in Chicago.
Joseph has also authored a radio script, St. Mary’s which was produced by CBC Radio in 1999. His latest play Shake, was featured at the 20th Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival of new plays in Toronto, Ontario. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and are collected in Upside Down Raven, I Touched the Coyote’s Tongue, and Burning for the Dead and Scratching for the Poor, Looking into the eyes of my forgotten dreams, Shake 2005, and Buried 2007.
To register for courses please contact Student Services, Liz Bent at 250-493-7181 ext. 2231
En'owkin Programs and Departments