Interpretive Trail Signs
Since September 2014, WFN and the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) have worked closely together to develop awareness about syilx language and culture through the installation of interpretive signs along park trails, including at Glen Canyon, Kalamoir, Rose Valley, and sntsk’il’nyn / Black Mountain. The new signs acknowledge the cultural significance of the lands by explaining the historical syilx usage of a specific area and providing the nsyilxcen translation of the trail’s current name (e.g. “Bitterroot” to “spitƛ̓əm”). The cost of this project was paid for by the RDCO.
This experience is intended to ignite the a well rounded conversation about the significance of plant life and traditional uses of the land. The rare and informative opportunity takes place on local and well maintained walking trails. Please call us to book a group land tour.