The Okanagan Nation Declaration states:
We the Okanagan Nation make this declaration today as a sign for every generation to come. Therefore, we hereby declare that:
We are the unconquered Aboriginal peoples of this land, our mother;
The creator has given us our mother, to enjoy, to manage and to protect;
We, the first inhabitants, have lived with our mother from time immemorial;
Our Okanagan Government have allowed us to share equally in the resources of our mother;
We have never given up our rights to our mother, our mother resources, our governments and our religion;
We will survive and continue to govern our mother and her resources for the good of all for all time.