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Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that we are located on the unceded lands of the syilx Okanagan people. We are eternally grateful to the original peoples of this land for our presence and the ability to share their lands where we work, live and play.

See Okanagan Nation Declaration

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Penticton Sn'picton Public Library is situated on the traditional unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. The board and staff of the Penticton Public Library are grateful for the privilege of working and living on this traditional land and respectfully acknowledge the Okanagan people for their guardianship of these ancestral lands.

Okanagan Nation Declaration at: Okanagan Nation Declaration

Learn more about the syilx Okanagan people and their culture by searching these resources:


Learn about the syilx Okanagan National Alliance

Learn nsyilxen the original language of this land

Timeline of events of the Okanagan peoples

Other Websites

Penticton Indian Band (PIB)

En’owkin Centre

Theytus Books

Okanagan Fish Hatchery

Ooknakane Friendship Centre

Osoyoos Indian Band

Lower Similkameen Indian Band

The Library has a wide variety of Okanagan sources: books, ebooks, audiobooks, language recordings... Search our catalogue or Ask us!

Partnerships with Indigenous peoples are essential to the Library’s approach to (re)conciliation. Penticton Public Library invites collaborations with Indigenous peoples who are knowledge keepers, storytellers, artists, presenters, crafters, and service providers.