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By Anona Fawn Kampe, Penticton Indian Band

Archaeology studies done in the Okanagan territory tell us that the Okanagan people have been in this place for 12,000 years at least.  Anona will start the interactive presentation with a powerful visual tool explaining time immemorial.  She will explain who the Okanagan people are and how they are connected to the plants, animals, land and water in this territory.  She will “show and tell” the various artifacts she has collected over the years that explain her people’s purpose and the responsibilities that made them valuable contributors to their society.  Then she will briefly touch on the impacts of colonization and some of the struggles Indigenous people face(d) when things started to change once settlers began making this place their home.  Anona will explain the loss of purpose and the dysfunction that is connected to this.  She will discuss how we can begin to heal from past traumas by re-connecting to culture.



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A member of the Penticton Indian Band in the Okanagan Nation, Anona has worked within the Nation sharing Okanagan culture & history. Born in Penticton to parents, Ramona Paul who resides in Penticton & the late Garth Brayshaw. Granddaughter to the late Rachel & Basil Paul & the late Kay & Donald Brayshaw. Married to Todd Kampe and together they have two sons, Brandon & Tristan. Her traditional name was gifted to her by her late Auntie, Shirley Ortland.


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November 5, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
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