From above the view is wonderful ... towards the Ionian sea.
Mount Sellaro- Cerchiara di Calabria-Pollino National Park.
Stefano Saetta Guida Ambientale Escursionistica nel Parco Nazionale del Pollino.- Discover the Pollino National Park with Stefano Saetta info: 347-4582293 .page Facebook@stefanosaettaguida .
Continuing from my last post, we have seen and experienced the best of what the Okanagan Syilx
Nation has to offer. It has been a trip to remember—something I will never forget and always hold close to my heart.
This trip really opened my eyes to different communities and how they lived/live. The intuition of the
Okanagan Syilx people were second to none.
Below is more information on the photos and experiences we had:
1. A small hike in Osoyoos called “Mount Kobau”.
2. We ate at an Indigenous inspired restaurant called “The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry” @bearfishrootberry@spiritridgebc. It was some of the best food we have EVER had.
3. We finished up our trip with a visit to the @nkmipdesertculturalcentre to learn more about their
traditional homes, plants and tools.
On our tour to the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, we learned so much, but the things that really stuck out to me was the Black Cottonwood tree pictured above (slide 4) that was used for so many purposes.
- The Syilx People would use this to carve out a canoe
- It smelled like vanilla which blew my mind
- In the Spring the buds are covered in a fragrant gum that has medicinal properties
- The cottony seed fluff was used for stuffing pillows
This was just one of MANY things we learned during our trip. If you want more information on our
experiences, visit my profile and watch our highlights “Okanagan” to watch a full recap!