The history of the Secwepemc Peoples in the Shuswap dates back over 10,000 years. The area is named after the Secwepemc, an important Salish Nation that has always inhabited the BC interior. The Shuswap Region is a unique place as there are four bands in the area: Adams Lake Indian Band, Neskonlith Indian Band, Little Shuswap Indian Band and the Splatsin.  In the Shuswap, there is one nation and four bands each unique and deeply connected to the lands & waters. In fact, “Shuswap” means meeting of the waters and this sacred watershed is a legacy that we work to honour and preserve.

Guided Hiking – Ancestral Heartbeat Tours

 Phone: (778) 212-8355

 Email: ancestralheartbeattours@gmail.com

An Indigenous-owned and operated adventure ecotourism company based in Enderby, Ancestral Heartbeat offers guided Indigenous hiking tours in Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park from April to October. Led by Laura Dohla, the tours provide authentic Indigenous teachings and experiential, holistic, land-based learning for the first time in the area. Guests will learn about traditional plants and medicines, oral stories, local landmarks, traditional arts and Secwepemc language, culture and history all while exploring the beautiful park. Laura is from the Beaver Clan, and is a member of Lake Babine First Nation. She is an Indigenous Educator with a great passion for the outdoors, including plants and traditional medicines.

Indigenous Wellness Workshops

 Phone: (778) 833-8983 / (778) 252-0142

 Email: indigenousriseup@gmail.com

 Website: www.riseupindigenouswellness.ca

This workshop focuses on holistic health through the teachings of the medicine wheel. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own connections to their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well being. Activities include smudging, gentle yoga, guided meditation, storytelling, journaling, and channeling creativity. A wellness bag will be filled throughout the training with various take home items. Healthy snacks and traditional tea included.

 Workshop Time: 2 Hours

 Maximum Number of Participants: 20 

ART EXHIBITIONS At Salmon Arm Art Centre

 Phone: (250) 832-1170

 Email: info@salmonarmartscentre.ca

 Website: www.salmonarmartscentre.ca

The Salmon Arm Art Centre endeavours to work in accordance with the 94 Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Report, using the arts to build respectful relationships, create cross-cultural community engagement, and to make space for Indigenous cultural and artistic expression. Supporting authentic Indigenous voices, as well as guiding the education of settler cultures by including Indigenous perspectives in every exhibition and program

MUSEUM & ARCHIVES At R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum

 Phone: (250) 832-5243

 Email: info@salmonarmmuseum.org

 Website: www.salmonarmmuseum.org

R.J. Haney Heritage Village Archives and Museum are open Wednesday to Thursday 10 AM – 4 PM from May to September. Discover this beautiful park set on 40 acres of the prettiest farmland in the Shuswap, the site comprises 24 buildings that are early replicas or originals and over 30 exhibits, including the original 1910 Haney House.