Syilx declaration: “We are the unconquered aboriginal people of this land”

In 1976 the Okanagan people met at Nkmapelqs (Head of the Lake) to discuss the formation of a new federation of the Okanagan Bands; resulting in the formation of the Okanagan Tribal Council, in 1984. The Okanagan people signed an Okanagan Nation Declaration in August 1987 at Komasket Park, declaring their sovereignty.

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