"n'awqen" ~ En'owkin


The En'owkin Centre is the host for many regional, national and international Indigenous conferences and forums. Students have access to these networking activities and are always encouraged to participate. We hope that you will join us as a guest, student or friend!




Would you like to know more information about the programs and courses offered at The En'owkin Centre?



Would you like to register for any of En'owkin Centre's programs or courses?

The Indigenous Fine Arts Program exists to develop Indigenous writers and artists, and continues the longstanding partnership with the University of Victoria.

Creative Writing courses focus on contemporary creative writing forms. Indigenous world-view is explored in traditional and contemporary oratory, storytelling, and performance arts.

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.

Tuition and living allowance subsidy scholarships available by portfolio.

The courses at the En'owkin Centre in the Okanagan Language Program are accredited with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) with transfer to the University of Victoria (UVic) and the University of British Columbia of the Okanagan (UBCO).

Students who do not wish to take the courses for college/university accreditation purposes but for personal interest may apply for an En'owkin Centre Certificate upon completion of the program.

En'owkin Centre Student Advisory Services


The student services office at the En'owkin provides long-term and short-term individual academic counseling as well as a 'drop-in' resource centre to help you resolve any problems you may encounter as the school year unfolds. Traditional Aboriginal values and practices are encouraged whenever applicable.


Course registry contact:


Student Services: Kathleen Michel, Records Management

Email: dbase@vip.net

Phone Ext: 223


ACADEMIC PLANNING Our student advisor will help you with the information on career and program planning, course requirements and transferability of En'owkin Centre courses as well as those of other educational institutions.

VOCATIONAL COUNSELING Career advising is available to help you choose a satisfying career goal using individual/ group interest aptitude inventories and assessments as well as personal skills training.

DRUG, ALCOHOL, ABUSE COUNSELING REFERRALS En'owkin will assist students with referrals to Native Drug & Alcohol services within the local community.

TUTORIAL SERVICES En'owkin offers a variety of tutorial services including; access to computer resources, instructors (and even fellow students) are willing to provide assistance, tutorials and demonstrations. Students may also contact student services for additional assistance.

STUDENT SOCIETY At the start of the academic year, the student body may, if it chooses to, elect representatives who will work with student services staff to organize athletic, social and awareness events throughout the year.

CULTURAL AWARENESS En'owkin maintains a close friendship with the larger Aboriginal community. Aboriginal elders and leaders actively participate in events designed to increase our understanding of the history, traditions and values.

FINANCIAL AID Information regarding student loans is available for those students not eligible for Band funding. Scholarships and bursary information is also made available to students. NAPAT students, who qualify, are eligible to apply for tuition and living allowance scholarships. Only a limited number of scholarships are available, so apply early.

HOUSING Unfortunately, En'owkin Centre does not have any student residencies; however, assistance is provided to help students find suitable accommodations. Through the support of the local community En'owkin has been successful in locating suitable accommodation for all students.




STEP ONE: Information & Orientation

Contact us for course descriptions, program options, fees, expenses and other program specific application requirements

STEP TWO: Application

Submit a completed application form, $75 application fee

(non-refundable) and other program specific application requirements

STEP THREE: Testing and Interview
En'owkin will contact students to arrange academic testing or interviews as required.
STEP FOUR: Acceptance/ Registration
All successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance stating registration dates. Financial arrangements are the responsibility of the student.

academic Policy

Full Year: Sept 15th

Fall Semester: Sept 15th

Winter Semester: Jan 15th

Spring Semester: May 15th

Summer Semester: July 15th

Dates in accordance with accrediting institutions will apply and must be done through the Student Services Administrator where students must complete and submit the appropriate forms. Withdraw dates for each dept. may differ.
All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. Please note the refund policy is under financial arrangement.

student conduct

1. Students are expected to attend the classes in which they are enrolled.

2. Absences from class for two consecutive weeks will be considered a course with draw, unless faculty is informed otherwise.
3. Students and staff have a right to pursue their duties in an atmosphere free from verbal, physical, gender or sexual harassment and will otherwise be subject to disciplinary action.
4. Students are expected to submit new and original work for class assignments.
5. Students will be reported to the Executive Director for disciplinary action for causing wrongful injury, violating the D&A policy or who unlawfully enters campus building/ office.