National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month

Shuswap Tourism is honoured to mark National Indigenous History Month.

Our thoughts remain with Quaaout Lodge and Spa at Talking Rock Golf Resort as they continue to work through the challenges of recovering and rebuilding from the devastating fire last month.

Quaaout Lodge has been a shining example of the authentic Shuswap experience. It holds a sacred place in the region and will continue to do so because of the Little Shuswap Lake Band and their many dedicated team members.

“Quaaout” means “when the sun’s rays first hit the water”. It’s the gateway to the Shuswap, a place of welcome and honour.

On this first week of National Indigenous History Month, we invite you to learn more about the replica pictographs depicted on each of the 18 golf holes. The course is open and currently booking tee times.

These pictographs, explained here (, represent actual pictographs found on the territory. Painted red to symbolize life, virtue and all good things, the red ochre was made using iron from bloodstone, added to bear grease, fish oil or tree pitch to form a paint like liquid.

Pictographs are ancient and powerful story telling and as we embark upon a month of reflection, we recommit to telling the stories of the Secwépemc people.



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