Storyteller and artist Anona Kampe is the granddaughter of the late Rachel and Basil Paul from the Penticton Indian Band, a member community of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. Anona shares Okanagan culture and history through stories. “I come from an oral society. Traditionally we did not have a written language. We learned everything through our stories, which are called captikʷł.”
Anona is also skilled in beading, basketry and regalia making. She enjoys singing, is a drum carrier for her Nation, and is also a jingle dress dancer.