What: AlterKnowledge Discussion Series
Who: UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and the En’owkin Centre
When: Friday, April 22, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: ECOmmunity Place Locatee Lands, Penticton Indian Band Reserve, West Bench Hill Road, Penticton
UBC Okanagan’s AlterKnowledge Discussion Series invites the public to join in a special site-visit to the ECOmmunity Place Locatee Lands, where participants will learn about syilx (Okanagan) perspectives on ecology and place. The visit includes a walking tour and hands-on activities led by knowledge-keepers from the En’owkin Centre in Penticton.
The ECOmmunity Place Locatee Lands Project protects some of the last remaining lowland riparian and wetland habitats in the South Okanagan region. With the goal of recovering and revitalizing syilx ecological knowledge, ECOmmunity Place provides land-based learning opportunities and continued access to indigenous foods, medicines and natural materials.
This AlterKnowledge site-visit is free and open to all members of the public, but space is limited. Register here to reserve your spot: Eventbrite RSVP
This year, as part of the university’s Centennial celebration, the AlterKnowledge Centennial Series focuses on critical engagements with the way colonialism continues to shape relationships, identity and place. The AlterKnowledge Discussion series aims to bring people together to discuss, share and (un)learn.