Okanagan Indian Band - Vernon, British Columbia
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N 50° 15.881 W 119° 16.503
11U E 337858 N 5570536
Quick Description: Come with us and visit the murals of Vernon: There are currently 27 murals and featured is Okanagan Indian Band, #17 in the walking tour guide available at the visitor's centre.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/2/2014 1:17:58 PM
Waymark Code: WMMCZZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The Okanagan Indian Band is one of seven Bands located in Canada, and there are an additional twelve Bands in Washington comprising the Okanagan Nation Territory.

To add a little perspective, here are some interesting facts:
It encompasses an area of approximately 18 million acres
That is to say;
About the size of South Carolina
About the size of New Brunswick
Or large than Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island combined
It stretches from 15 km north of Revelstokes, British Columbia to Leavenworth, Washington
As the road goes it is 583 km from north of Revelstokes to Leavenworth.

All the murals are well done paying tribute to the artist's talent and creativity for any passersby to enjoy.

The murals are numbered and we will showcase
# 17 – Okanagan Indian Band

Okanagan Indian Band

3501 33rd Avenue

The rich culture of the Okanagan First Nation people is evident in this mural. The eagle, wolf and legendary spirit of the lake are shown along with Tommy Gregoire an accomplished rodeo rider and Chief Pierre Louis and his wife Catherine.

Artist: Michelle Loughery

From the Okanagan Indian Band

The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the creation of the 27 amazing works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

The mural project was a multi-year collaborative effort that included youth employment, revitalization, and heritage conservation strategies.
From the Downtown Vernon Murals

 Okanagan Indian Band

City: Vernon

Location Name: AJ's Pets & Things

Artist: Michelle Loughery

Date: 2001

Media: Painted on stucco wall

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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