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Grand Opening of Sockeye Salmon Hatchery

The k] cp?’lk’ stim’ Salmon Hatchery, part of the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) sockeye reintroduction program, had is grand opening today. The hatchery is located on the Penticton Indian Band reserve lands at 155 Enowkin Trail, Penticton, BC. “The return of Okanagan Sockeye to our fishing grounds used to be only a dream”, says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip. “In the summer of 2010 we witnessed the salmon come back in the numbers not seen for 100 years. The work of supporting the sockeye is ongoing and continues with this new hatchery, another aspect of our collective assertion to have...

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Protecting Kokanee Salmon; Modern Research Complements Traditional First Nations Legacy Programs

Cumulative impacts of population growth and land use practices may be leading to the "invisible collapse" of Canada's freshwater fisheries. A new research project funded in part by Genome BC, Genomic solutions for informing sockeye repatriation and kokanee fisheries management, will offer insight into how freshwater fisheries can be better informed and subsequently managed. "Applying genomics to migratory sockeye and native kokanee salmon will allow us to better monitor stock health in the face of active management, including population supplementation with hatchery fish," says project leader Dr. Michael Russello, an associate professor in UBC Okanagan's Department of Biology. Freshwater...

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Chiefs of the Valley

Summer 1991 The contrast between Chiefs is interesting in itself. Among the six tribal heads interviewed was 71-year-old Barnett John Allison, a rancher who is still very much committed to an agrarian way of life. Archie Jack, a stubborn and determined bucking horse cowboy, is also a respected school trustee in the Penticton area. Robert Louie is a very sharp lawyer with progressive plans for the band he leads, located near the fast-developing City of Kelowna. They bicker among themselves and find room for disagreement yet they must also find ways to pull together as a Tribal Council if...

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Elders prod action on salmon fishery

A dozen years ago, elders of the Okanagan Nation asked where the salmon had gone. This was traditional food that the people had been able to depend upon for millennia.But the once abundant fish were no longer anywhere to be found this high up in the Columbia River system. “We want you to bring the salmon back,” the elders told the band chiefs. “Make it happen.” And they did. For Chief Jonathan Kruger and his colleagues in the five nations that make up the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) “…this was a simple command to be followed. The question was...

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Return of the Okanagan Sockeye

Cross-border effort proves humans can repair some of the damage we’ve inflicted on the Earth and our fellow creatures – A crew of four well-muscled men work steadily, arm over arm, pulling up the nets pinched between a 38-foot purse seiner and a low-sided packing boat. One of the fishermen plucks a rogue carp from the net and tosses it back into Osoyoos Lake. As the bottom of the net gets closer to the surface, the water boils and a tangle of shiny, green-grey fish with a hint of red blush along their sides emerges in the narrowing gap...

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