"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.
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.
BOOK LAUNCH:The Country of Sen-om-tuse (sn?amtus) Growing Up the Traditional Colville-Okanogan Way, Andy Joseph Sr. Book Poster
WHEN: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM May 17, 2013
WHERE: En'owkin Centre, Green Mountain Rd. Penticton, B.C
CALL FOR ARTIST PORTFOLIOS FOR 2013/2014 NAPAT PROGRAM
Calling Aboriginal Writers, Visual Artists, Storytellers, Drum makers, Carvers, Weavers, Traditional performers, Singers, Photographers and Film makers
Professional established Aboriginal artists are provided mentorship and creation space to engage in projects, marketing and promotion of their works to develop market ready exhibitions. The NAPAT program was developed to support the learning of how to "revitalize" traditional art form into contemporary practice. It is a professional training opportunity that assists the artist to interpret traditional forms of art in today's context.
Portfolio Submission Deadline: AUGUST 1, 2013
Artists for Artists
Mentorship, teaching strategies and other tools for visual artists
May 31st – June 2nd, 2013, Vancouver, BC
This spring visual artists from across Canada will meet in Vancouver for CARFAC National’s annual conference, Artists for Artists.
Panels will cover, tools for marketing yourself to schools, reclaiming traditional knowledge for indigenous communities, how artists can benefit from the knowledge of their peers through mentorship programs, and how the Artist’s Resale Right would allow artists to share in the profits made from their work if it comes to Canada. Mix and mingle with other artists at receptions celebrating CARFAC’s 45th Anniversary and the winner of this year’s Visual Arts Advocacy Award.
Mentorship: Learning the secrets to success from your peers
Given that most visual artists are self employed, mentorship programs are an important way to connect with both senior artists and peers. Panellists will discuss the benefits of formal and informal peer-based learning and how it can help to advance your career. Speakers include media artist Paul Wong, Tracey Kim Bonneau from the En’owkin Centre’s National Aboriginal Professional Arts Training mentorship program in Penticton, Joysanne Sidimus from the Canadian Senior Artist Resource Network, and a representative from CARFAC Saskatchewan’s Mentorship Program.
Meet the Mentor Forum
What would successful artists have wanted to know at the beginning of their careers? At this forum, emerging and mid-career artists have the opportunity to learn from the experience and insight of established artists. Don’t miss the chance to obtain advice, expand networks, and develop a sense of camaraderie with fellow artists.
For details or to register visit: http://tinyurl.com/cy8rwvx.
Video Contest – Artists for Artists Conference Bursary
Can’t fit the registration fee in your budget? Five bursaries for the Artists for Artists conference in Vancouver are up for grabs to enterprising individuals who make and circulate videos about CARFAC. A limited number of volunteers will also be given free entry. Visit our website for details: http://tinyurl.com/cqzv38d.
En'owkin Programs and Departments