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2021 OREM Conference – Restoring ntytyix (salmon) to the Okanagan and Upper Columbia Rivers
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The One River, Ethics Matter (OREM) conference series focuses on the history of the Columbia River Treaty and the treaty review process now underway and does so within a framework that emphasizes social and environmental justice, collaboration towards the common good, and the need for truth as well as reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Some conference themes are treaty-specific while others focus on broader related topics such as the history of Indian residential schools, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

The 8th Annual OREM session is co-hosted by the Okanagan Nation Alliance and the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus. One River, Ethics Matter is an annual conference facilitated by the Ethics and Treaty Project. The four panels of this two-day conference are based on the four sections of the Columbia River Pastoral Letter.

kł cp̓ə lk̓ stim̓  iʔ ntytyix  BRINGING THE SALMON HOME: For more than 80 years, salmon have been blocked from returning to the Canadian portion of the upper Columbia River. Now, an Indigenous-led collaboration of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, and Secwépemc Nation, together with the governments of Canada and British Columbia, is working to return salmon stocks to the full length of the Columbia River. On the U.S. side of the border major efforts also led by tribes are underway to restore salmon above Grand Coulee dam. We face challenges include habitat loss, overfishing, pollution, politics, climate change, and of course the dams. But for Indigenous Nations this work is not only a possibility—it is a sacred responsibility. We must take these opportunities now to move us forward, together, into a future that will sustain the people-to-be.

Two videoconference sessions will be hosted online via Zoom: 

  • November 17 – 09:00 AM
  • November 18 – 09:00 AM


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