Aboriginal Youth Water Leaders is a project focused on developing leadership capacity among young Aboriginal participants ages 17-29 years. This project will be focused within the Okanagan region, specifically working with the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) and their member communities which include: Okanagan Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, Westbank First Nation, Penticton Indian Band, Osoyoos Indian Band and Lower and Upper Similkameen Indian Bands and the Colville Confederated Tribes.

Syilx Youth Water Leaders
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Mission Creek, Kelowna

Come join us for our final Syilx Youth Leaders workshop! It will be a fun and action filled day at Mission Creek. We will be visiting the Syilx landmark coyote tower; discussing the importance of salmon habitat restoration; as well as creating and promoting a social media campaign inviting the province, local governments and residents to engage in cross sector dialogue to build support to bring back the sockeye salmon to Okanagan Lake.


Past Workshops:

Syilx Youth Water Leaders
Saturday, January 17, 2015

The above January 17th workshop is the first of three sessions that will build on one another. Stay tuned for the weekend workshop details (March 2015) and the final day-long workshop (May 2015). We believe in youth participation and the co-development of water strategies of the future. If you are a Sylix youth and/or young leader please join us to share your ideas so that we can assist the ONA implement a strategy that includes your voice.

Syilx Youth Water Leaders – On-location water workshop
Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8, 2015
Whatshan Lake, BC

This workshop is the second of the Syilx Youth Leaders Program that will continue to engage in exploration of water issues in the Syilx traditional territory through inspirational, experiential and an interactive weekend-long workshop.

We sincerely thank the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and Newalta for their funding support:

Pillars are in place to expand this initiative across the country and Waterlution’s next step is to offer it in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec in the following year.