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Sheldon Pierre Louis is a syilx multi-disciplinary artist who contributed vibrant images of the food chiefs and and other characters prominant in sqilxʷ stories. Sheldon was a member of Okanagan Indian Band Chief and Council and multi-jurisdictional managing team at the time when the Okanagan Rail Trail was first opened.
Barbara Marchand is an established, award-winning multimedia syilx artist, illustrator and mentor of young artists. Several of Barbara’s sketches are used on these signs. Lauren Marchand is Barbara’s grand-daugher, and the two worked together to digitize, add colour and create backdrops for educational illustrations.
David Wilson is a well known syilx artist who was initially inspired by pictographs, and continues to bring new life into this ancient art style.
Ruby Alexis does not consider herself an artist, but in her work as a cultural researcher for OKIB, has created many beautiful photos, as well as songs and drama performances.
Coralee Miller is a syilx/Okanagan artist and member of the Westbank First Nation community. Coralee is also well known for her humour, and ability to connect learners to the stories of syilx history, including the uncomfortable truths.