Okanagan Indian Band

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The Okanagan Indian Band is a First Nations government in the Canadian province of British Columbia, located in the city of Vernon in the northern Okanagan Valley.wikipedia
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The Okanagan Indian Band is a First Nations government in the Canadian province of British Columbia, located in the city of Vernon in the northern Okanagan Valley.
Some of these were part of the Okanagan Indian Band, a First Nations government part of the Okanagan Nation Alliance.

Okanagan Nation Alliance

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The band is a member government of the Okanagan Nation Alliance.
Okanagan Indian Band (in Vernon)

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The Okanagan Indian Band is a First Nations government in the Canadian province of British Columbia, located in the city of Vernon in the northern Okanagan Valley. Okanagan Indian Reserve No. 1, in the Okanagan Valley between Okanagan Lake and the Salmon River, 10302 ha. 50.35°N, -119.31667°W
Okanagan Indian Band (Vernon)

Tolko

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On February 22, 2010 the Okanagan Indian Band began blockading Tolko Industries Ltd.'s access to the Browns Creek watershed to protest logging.
Tolko's access to the Browns Creek watershed has been subject to a blockade by the Okanagan Indian Band since February 22, 2010.

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Okanagan Indian Band (Vernon)

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The Okanagan Indian Band is a First Nations government in the Canadian province of British Columbia, located in the city of Vernon in the northern Okanagan Valley.

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The Okanagan Indian Band is a First Nations government in the Canadian province of British Columbia, located in the city of Vernon in the northern Okanagan Valley.

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The Okanagan Indian Band is a First Nations government in the Canadian province of British Columbia, located in the city of Vernon in the northern Okanagan Valley.

Indian reserve

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Indian Reserves under the administration of the band are:

Okanagan Lake

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Okanagan Indian Reserve No. 1, in the Okanagan Valley between Okanagan Lake and the Salmon River, 10302 ha. 50.35°N, -119.31667°W

Salmon River (Shuswap Lake)

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Okanagan Indian Reserve No. 1, in the Okanagan Valley between Okanagan Lake and the Salmon River, 10302 ha. 50.35°N, -119.31667°W

Swan Lake (Okanagan)

Swan Lake
Swan Lake Indian Reserve No. 4, on the north shore of Swan Lake, 32.20 ha. 50.33778°N, -119.25889°W

Unexploded ordnance

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Unexploded ordnance (UXO) has littered OKIB land at Madeline Lake and Goose Lake since the Boer War in 1906.

Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs

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The blockade is supported by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

Kelowna Pacific Railway

In 2014 OKIB requested that the defunct Kelowna Pacific Railway be returned to the band.

Leonard Marchand

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Marchand was born in Vernon, British Columbia, as a member of the Okanagan Indian Band.

List of Indian reserves in Canada by population

most populous
28) Okanagan 1, British Columbia (part): 2,192 — Okanagan Indian Band, Okanagan people, Vernon

Okanagan language

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Colville-Okanagan is the heritage language of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band, the Upper Similkameen Indian Band, the Westbank First Nation, the Osoyoos Indian Band, the Penticton Indian Band, the Okanagan Indian Band, the Upper Nicola Indian Band, and the Colville, Sanpoil, Okanogan, Lakes, Nespelem, and Methow bands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Westbank First Nation

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Westbank reserves were once part of the Okanagan Indian Band until they separated and became an independent band in 1963.

Regional District of North Okanagan

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NB These are excluded from governance by the regional district and have their own governments (the Spallumcheen Indian Band and the Okanagan Indian Band).

Regional District of Central Okanagan

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Governed by the Okanagan Indian Band:

O'Keefe Ranch

Historic O'Keefe Ranch
Sometime after his arrival O’Keefe became involved in a relationship with an Okanagan woman, Alapetsa Stalekaya, from the nearby Head of the Lake band.