General Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
We are closed during the lunch hour from 12:00 P.M - 1:00 P.M.

En'owkin Centre is now open to the general public. Visitors please sign in at the front desk at our South Entrance. Our receptionist will be happy to assist you.

All courses are delivered virtually (on-line.)

The En'owkin Centre is a registered Private Post Secondary Institute and member of The Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association (IAHLA).

For More information on our nsylixcen Language Fluency Certificate- Diploma program laddering towards the Bachelor of nsyilxcen Language Fluency Program please contact: Suzanne Johnson, MSc. - Academic Programs Manager

For more information on our National Indigenous Professional Artist Training Program please contact: Tracey Kim Bonneau- Manager Arts, Culture & Adult Higher Learning

En'owkin Centre Notices

Confluence March 26 - 28, 2023


Confluence Entertainment March 29, 2023


Ignite the Arts Festival ARTWALK March 25, 2023

More En'owkin Centre NEWS

En'owkin Centre Training & Academic Programs

National Indigenous Professional Artist Training (NIPAT) 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 Fluency Certificate/Diploma Program

Accredited in affilation with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) this new program ladders towards the Bachelor of Nsyilxcen Language Fluency (BNLF)

Foundations Indigenous Fine Arts

The Foundations Indigenous Fine Arts Progam is accredited in affilation with the University of Victoria This Program ladders towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

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.

Aboriginal Access Program

This program is for Indigenous learners who choose to explore university-level courses with out the requirement of registering into a degree program.

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.

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.

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.

Certificate Indigenous Language Revitilization Program

In partnership with University of Victoria's department of Linguistics, the Division of Continuing Studies and the En'owkin Centre.

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 scholars, 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