En'owkin Centre Training & Academic Programs

National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training (NAPAT) PROGRAM

A two year professional artist training certificate program designed to protect and preserve Indigenous world-view and arts expressions in a traditional heritage format utilizing interdisciplinary works with contemporary practice.

Nsyilxcen Language Studies

Accredited with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) and UBCO the nsyilxcen suite of language and culture courses are transferable across a number of public post secondary institutions and programs.

Foundations in Indigenous Fine Arts

This is a program in the Faculty of Fine Arts in cooperation with the University of Victoria's Cultural Resources Management Program. This is the first year in a 4-year program leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

College Readiness program/
BC Adult Graduation Diploma

This program, in affiliation with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), is designed to validate cultural aspirations and identity as well as to motivate academic excellence.

Certified Aboriginal Language Revitalization PROGRAM

This program is offered by the University of Victoria's department of Linguistics in partnership with the Division of Continuing Studies and the En'owkin Centre.

Aboriginal Early Childhood Education

In affiliation with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, the AECE program is designed to meet provincial licensing standards, academic standards,community and First Nations standards to ensure graduates are successful and effective child development workers in BC communities.

Aboriginal Access Program

This program allows Aboriginal students to register in university-level courses without registering in a degree program or undergoing the University's standard admission process.

ECOmmunity Place

brings together lands & learning, conservation & culture through guided interpretive programs on a 100- hectare site located on the West side of the Okanagan River Floodplain located in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.

South Okanagan Restorative Justice Program

seeks to ensure the restoration of balance within each of the four South Okanagan communities that are affected by crime.

News, Events & Facilities

En'owkin's unique building design reflects a traditional Okanagan winter home also known as a pit house.

About En'owkin

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

Staff and Faculty

En'owkin faculty is comprised of educators, professional artists, writers, facilitators and Indigenous peoples advocates.

(click on each image to see individual biographies of En'owkin Centre faculty)

Get in touch

En'owkin Centre Operational Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

All guests are asked to please report to front reception area upon arrival!
Phone: (250) 493-7181
Email: enowkin@vip.net