of river restoration
To the local indigenous communities
We are proud to support the Indigenous communities in the greater Okanogan/ Okanagan area and we recognize the importance and cultural significance of the Similkameen River.
Use the links below to learn more about Beverlee "Joy" Abrahamson (pictured in the video), her non-profit, Aboriginal Outfitters, and their mission to see Enloe Dam removed.
Joy has set up her own petition in support of restoring the Similkameen River.
learn about the Declaration of the Ashnola Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area (IPCA)
nʔaysnúlaʔxʷ iʔ k̓łluxʷnwixʷmntət
“The Ashnola is one of the last pristine stream systems in sməlqmíx territory. Protecting the cold, pure waters of our watershed is essential if the smelqmix, the land, all beings, as well as settlers to the Similkameen, are to thrive in a time of climate change and increasing water scarcity,” said xitulax̣ʷ Ira Edward, Lower Similkameen Councillor.