Syilx Chief, Charlie Swkn̓cut Kelowna sits on the traditional, unceded territory of the Syilx/Okanagan people. This sculpture of historic Syilx Chief, Charlie Swkn̓cut, created by Crystal Przybille, features details signifying various aspects of Syilx culture. Kelowna, BC At the height of Syilx culture, about 3000 years ago, it is estimated that 12,000 people lived in […]
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Sweet home Okanagan
Aaron atop Knox Mountain, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Sweet home Okanagan title fits so well, borrowed from the famous rock anthem by Lynard Skynard, that it could very well have been written for the place where I grew up; the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Kelowna 1909 My family legend is that my father’s grandfather […]
Super Natural British Columbia
My family’s home in Canada is some 200 miles east of Vancouver, about half-way between the Rocky Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, on the shore of a magnificent lake in a magical valley, both sharing the Native Indian name “Okanagan”. Every summer I return to the place of my youth, both literally and figuratively, as […]
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