En'owkin Centre

En'owkin Centre is Governed by the Okanagan Indian Educational Resources Society.

The En'owkin Centre was established in 1981 and is governed by the Okanagan Indian Educational Resources Society (OIERS).
The seven bands of the Okanagan Nation Alliance nominate and appoint the OIERS Board of Directors.

Staff Directory

Department Staff Member Email/ extension
General Inquiries/ Executive Secretary Maria Baptiste enowkin@vip.net / Ext. 0
Manager Human Resources & Restorative Justice Program Anna Tonasket justicecoordinator@vip.net/ Ext. 217
Manager Arts, Culture & Adult Higher Learning Tracey Kim Bonneau tbonneau@vip.net / Ext. 208
Manager Nsyilxcen Language Program Dr. Maxine Baptiste language@vip.net / Ext. 222
Manager Academic Programs Suzanne Johnson, MSc.,RD academicmanager@vip.net.net / Ext 202
Manager Theytus Books Ltd. Graham Angus graham@theytus.com / Ext. 204
Manager Ecommunity Place Program A. Michael Bezener ecommunityplace@vip.net / Ext. 203
SORJP Corrections Liaison Bruce Manuel correctionsliaison@vip.net / Ext. 218

Board of Directors

Role Name of Board Member Community
President Chief Clarence Louie Osoyoos Indian Band
Vice-President Dr. Jeannette Armstrong Penticton Indian Band
Secretary/Treasurer Sharon Lindley Upper Nicola Indian Band
Board Member Jennifer Lewis Okanagan Nation Alliance
Board Member Joan Phillip Penticton Indian Band
Board Member Morning Dove Hall Osoyoos Indian Band
Elder Representative Jane Stelkia Osoyoos Indian Band
Board Member Chief Christopher Derickson Westbank First Nation
Elder Representative Rose Caldwell Westbank First Nation
Board Member Chief Bonnie Jacobsen Upper Similkmeen Indian Band
Elder Representative Hazel Squakim Upper Similkameen Indian Band
Board Member Marian Louie Lower Similkameen Indian Band
Elder Representative Tony Qualtier Lower Similkameen Indian Band
Board Member Councillor Brian Holmes Upper Nicola Indian Band
Board Member Chief Byron Louis Okanagan Indian Band
Board Member Councillor Dan Wilson Okanagan Indian Band

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada