"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.





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.

Theytus Books is a leading north American publisher of indigeneous 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.


National Aboriginal Professional ArtsTraining Program

Accepting Portfolios


Fall 2014

Scholarships Available


En'owkin Centre OPERATIONAL HOURS Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm




Foundations Indigenous Fine Arts Program

FINA Poster


Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Program

ACEC Poster



2014/2015 ACADEMIC CALENDAR - PDF Document


All guests kindly report to front reception area upon arrival


Phone (250) 493-7181 Email: enowkin@vip.net





En'owkin Programs and Departments