Syilx flag’s place of honour

Castanet reported that the flag of Okanagan’s first people will now fly at UBC Okanagan.

Members from the Syilx Okanagan Nation and the UBC Okanagan community gathered at the university to celebrate the raising of the Okanagan Nation flag, formally signifying UBC’s recognition of the Syilx Okanagan Nation, on whose lands the university resides.

“By permanently raising the ONA flag, we will ensure this symbol of the Syilx Okanagan people has an enduring presence on campus which reflects the significance of our partnership with the ONA,” said Deborah Buszard, deputy vice-chancellor and principal of UBC Okanagan.