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Media Advisory – April 26, 2022

nʔaysnúlaʔxʷ iʔ k̓łluxʷnwixʷmntət

Declaration of the Ashnola sməlqmíx Protected and Conserved Area

nʔaysnúlaʔxʷ (Ashnola), Keremeos, BC, sməlqmíx / syilx Territory – On Thursday, April 28, 2022, the sməlqmíx, the syilx people of the Similkameen Valley will announce the designation of a new Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA) in their territory. The Ashnola IPCA Declaration upholds the inherent jurisdiction and responsibility of the sməlqmíx to protect and manage their territories according to sməlqmíx / syilx law.

Members of the media are invited to witness the declaration ceremony at Snaʕsnulax̌ʷ Arbour, Ashnola Pow-wow Grounds, with a press conference and media availability to follow.

When:             Thurs. April 28, 2022
                        11:00 am – 2:00 pm PST

Where:            Snaʕsnulax̌tn Campground (Ashnola Pow-wow Grounds),
Okanagan-Similkameen G, BC V0X 1N1
                        1400 Ashnola Road, Keremeos, BC
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See below for the full event agenda.

For more information, please contact:
Lauren Terbasket – 250-499-1940
laurenterbasket@gmail.com


nʔaysnúlaʔxʷ iʔ k̓łluxʷnwixʷmntət

Declaration of the Ashnola sməlqmíx Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA)

EVENT AGENDA

Thursday, April 28, 2022

11:00 am         Welcome & Opening Prayer
           Remarks from kalʔlupaqn, Chief Crow and Council

11:20 am         Reading of the Declaration
                        In nsyilxcən & English

11:40 am         Declaration Ceremony
                        Signing & witnessing, recognition of caretaker families        
           
12:40 pm         Remarks from Dignitaries      

1:00 pm           Media Q&A

1:30 pm           Lunch & Giveaway
                        Unveiling of Ashnola IPCA Signs

2:00 pm           Closing Remarks
                        Media Interview Availability

Date Modified: 2022-04-27