Nk'Mip Desert Heritage Centre Llp
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Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre is a unique and informative way to experience the First Nation's of the area, the Okanagan People. Enjoy two theatres, indoor and outdoor exhibits and trails. During the summer months there are three daily programs!
Explore indoor and outdoor cultural and nature exhibits. Discover the desert ecology and wildlife in “Critter Corner” and “Living Land” displays. Hear the legends of Sen’klip (Coyote) in two multi-sensory theatres.
Completed in 2007, this 1,600 acre desert conservation area – the largest remnant of the Great American Desert- is one of Canada’s most endangered places. Stewarding for its protection, the The Osoyoos Indian Band wanted a place with purpose. Here you can Discover the desert ecology and wildlife, Hear the legends of Sen’klip (Coyote) in two multi-sensory theatres, Meet interpreters who give daily trail walks. See eye-to-eye with a Western Rattlesnake. Experience the beauty of Nk’mip’s sage and antelope-brush desert environment.
All the Cultural Centre’s educational program pass knowledge, restoring the great divide of First Nation’s youth and their culture. The architectural expression pushes the boundaries of First Nation’s architecture. Far too often Aboriginal design is visually inferred by times past, while Nk’Mip deliberately celebrates a culture’s present. As advocates for the expression of pluralism through design we’re grateful for all we learned from The Sylix people, and hope The Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Center inspires First Nation’s youth to join the place-making expression.