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The "Four Food Chiefs' describes the relationship between the Syilx, the people and the natural world. 

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre respects the unique perspectives of all who we interact with and acknowledges each person's cultural context. As providers of care, we know that each of us need to reflect on our own biases and consider how those biases may impact our delivery of support services.


To foster cultural humility and safety, our organization seeks to consistently strengthen our partnerships with all Indigenous groups and communities who we interact with. We strive to build both capability and capacity to advance our knowledge and the appropriateness of our care to Indigenous children and families. 

Our Commitment 

Our OSNS team – staff and Board – are compelled to continually improve our services and relationship with the Indigenous families and partners in our community.

  • We seek to understand personal histories of the Indigenous families we talk to

  • We seek to be informed about how those histories shape daily experiences 

  • We seek to build trust and be humble about what do not yet know

We are grateful to members of the Penticton Indian Band for their generosity in sharing stories and giving us guidance.

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The "Four Food Chiefs" describes the relationship between the Sylix, the people and the natural world.

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For Love - Netflix


The Impact of Intergenerational Trauma - YouTube

Awakening - YouTube

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