• Okanagan Nation Declaration
  • Okanagan Nation Territory
  • “The earth is our Mother; it is where we all come from. We must protect her from all harm; it is the only way to protect us too. We must refrain from using harmful chemical that pollute the land, air and waters. Respect everything that the creator made. - Antoine Qualtier”

Okanagan Nation Declaration

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.

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