Okanagan

Introduction

The Okanagan people, also spelled Okanogan, are a First Nations and Native American people whose traditional territory spans the U.S.-Canada boundary in Washington state and British Columbia. Known in their own language as the ?uk?na?qínx, they are part of the Interior Salish ethnological and linguistic groupings, the Okanagan are closely related to the Spokan, Sinixt, Nez Perce, Pend Oreille, Shuswap and Nlaka’pamux peoples in the same region.

Text adapted from Wikipedia’s article on the Okanagan people

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Underreported Struggles #35, February 2010

Okanagan Band launches road block to protect their water supply

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