Saturday May 18, 2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tour Location: Penticton Meeting Place: En’owkin Centre, Penticton Indian Reserve, 154 En’owkin Trail, Penticton
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This tour is adopted by:  En'owkin Centre

Tour 22 – Indigenous Stories, Settler Stories

Tour Leaders: Henry Michel and Don Gayton

Tickets closed for this year, thank you!

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Description Of This Tour

A paradigm shift in human/land relationship must be at the root of any reconciliation effort between Indigenous people and the Settler society of Canada. Critical to this renewal of human/land interrelations is the ever-growing climate crisis. The wildfires, heat domes, and atmospheric rivers we have experienced in the Okanagan crystallizes the urgency for renewal. The Indigenous term, “all my relations,” extends beyond human interactions into all life-giving forces we share with the land, water, and every other living creature on Mother Earth. Essential to this dynamic shift in human/land relationship is the creative insight and collaboration between Indigenous and Settler society. Renewed language and perspective can empower the reconciliation efforts required to manage the global climate crisis at the local level. This Meadowlark Nature Festival event aims to empower a shift in human/land reconciliation through creative dialogue. We welcome beginner and experienced artists/writers with a strong desire to participate in an innovative, creative process that empowers a renewed shift in human/land relations. Participants should come prepared to engage in a creative writing or a visual art project with the prospect of sharing our creations with the wider Okanagan community.

Join Indigenous storyteller Henry Michel and Settler writer Don Gayton as we initiate this dialogue. We will start at the outdoor classroom at the En’owkin Centre with a ceremonial welcome and introductions. From there we will go out into nature, to write, sketch or both. In the afternoon we are back to the En’owkin outdoor classroom, in a sharing circle to present our creations and stories and to support each other’s creative work. A subsequent evening (venue and date TBA) in Penticton will feature an informal public presentation of our stories/images, with refreshments.

Tour Leaders: Henry Michel and Don Gayton

Please be prepared for all sorts of weather – hot, sunny, windy, cold and rain too! Dress in layers and bring all-weather clothing, sunscreen, a sun hat, sturdy hiking footwear, a snack and at least 1 litre of water for all tours and events. For longer walks and hikes you will need at least 2 litres of water, as well as snacks and a bagged lunch (if not provided). Cameras, binoculars and plant and bird field guides are optional but add to your enjoyment. Please note any additional items to bring if applicable for your tour.


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Tour Details

Difficulty Level: 2

Price: $25.00

+ Price Includes: N/A

 Max Group: 20

Additional Items To Bring

  • weather appropriate clothing,
  • bagged lunch,
  • water,
  • writing/sketching materials


Location: Penticton

Meeting Place: En’owkin Centre, Penticton Indian Reserve, 154 En’owkin Trail

Transportation: None

Age Permitted