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Aug
12
Tue
Secwepemc Unity Ride 2014
Aug 12 – Aug 15 all-day

When: August 12-15, 2014

Where: Starts at Whiskey Flats, over the hills to Harper Lake on the 12th and will end at Neskonlith on the 15th – Just in time for the Secwepemc Gathering! There will be vehicle access to camp areas along the route.  Map of route will be released closer to date.

Who: Anyone can join!

Horses: People are responsible for their own horses and care.  Horses should be in shape.  Hay for horses has been donated by Sunny LeBourdais and there will be a water truck.

How do I sign up?  Contact Rhona Bowe!

Secwepemc Unity Ride 2014 POSTER

Sep
25
Thu
Secwepemc Elders Council Meeting @ Whispering Pines Community Hall
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Meeting Notice

Community: Whispering Pines / Clinton Indian Band

Date: Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Whispering Pines Community Hall

Lunch and snacks provided
Travel costs are covered

Click here for poster: SEC Meeting Notice Sept 25, 2014

Sep
26
Fri
Tsilhqot’in Land Title Decision Session at TRU @ Iriving K. Barber Room, House of Learning Building, Thompson Rivers University
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Thompson Rivers University’s Human Rights Committee of the Faculty Association and the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council are pleased to present an evening session discussing the Tsilhqot’in Nation title ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada (Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44).

This information session will host a panel of guest speakers, including Chief Joseph Alphonse of the Tsilhqot’in Nation, TRU Law Professor Nicole Schabus, and Secwepemc Chiefs Wayne Christian (Splatsín) and Ron Ignace (Skeetchestn).  Speakers will provide an overview of the case, its potential impacts to the future of all Canadians, and what this decision might mean in the traditional territory, Secwepemcúlecw.

The session will be held Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 6pm in the Irving K. Barber Centre, House of Learning Building at TRU.

 All welcome at this free public event!

Click here for event notice:  Tsilhqotin TRU Session Sept 26 POSTER

Tsilhqotin TRU Session Sept 26 2014

Nov
10
Mon
The Tsilhqot’in Land Title Decision: A Landmark Case @ TRU Gymnasium
Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jointly organized by the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG), TRUFA and TRU, the purpose of the panel is to provide information regarding the history and implications of the Tsilhqot’in Land Title Decision.

The importance of the decision is reflected in the expertise of the panel. In addition to a number of Tsilhqot’in chiefs, including Chief Roger William, Vice-Chair of the Tsilhqot’in National Government and plaintiff in the Tsilhqot’in Title Case, senior academics from across the country will also be in attendance, including Professor Kent McNeil, a leading scholar on Aboriginal Title, from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University; and Professor James Tully, distinguished professor of Political Science, Law, Indigenous Governance and Philosophy at the University of Victoria. The speakers will provide an overview of the case and its meaning for Indigenous people and all Canadians.

“The nature of this historic decision requires public dialogue to understand the resulting possible changes,” said Alan Shaver, TRU President and Vice-Chancellor. “TRU is not only providing a venue for this important discussion but also has gathered experts from across the country for a discourse which will be significant for all Canadians.”

“Bringing leading scholars and academics together to discuss the Tsilhqot’in Title case is one way to keep the public engaged, but also functions to provide clarity and ensure that a broader dialogue is on-going with respect to how reconciliation and justice is implemented within the context of Crown and First Nations relations,” said Chief Russell Myers-Ross of Yunesit’in.

The event will run from 6 – 9 p.m. on Monday, November 10 and will be held in the Gymnasium at the TRU – Williams Lake Campus.

Poster: TNG-TRU Panel on Tsilhqot’in Decision Nov 10 WL

Nov
21
Fri
What is Consent? Reconceptualizing the Role of Indigenous Peoples @ Grand Hall, Campus Activity Centre, Thompson Rivers University
Nov 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Join us Friday, November 21st, 2014 for a full-day interdisciplinary conference where we will explore the concept of Indigenous free, prior and informed consent and the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent ruling on aboriginal title for the Tsilhqot’in Nation.

This broad topic will be examined from a multitude of perspectives including: Indigenous Worldviews, Canadian Aboriginal Law, Political Theories, and International Human Rights Standards.

All welcome and encouraged to participate in this free event! Registration required.

Event notice and agenda: What is Consent Nov 21st -Agenda

Register Today!
Contact Kelly-Ann Connor (SNTC) at:
Tel: 778-471-8208
Email: art@shuswapnation.org

Dec
18
Thu
Secwepemc Youth Ambassador Program
Dec 18 – Dec 31 all-day

SNTC is pleased to announce the development of the Secwepemc Youth Ambassador Program. The program aims to develop the political engagement of Secwepemc youth. Successful applicants will be paired with a mentor who is either a Provincial or Federal politician elected to represent this area. The Youth Ambassadors will travel to either Victoria or Ottawa to tour legislature or parliament while they are sitting in March 2015.

Dates have yet to be finalized.Each team will create a video of the trip and will report their experience to SNTC.  Ambassadors will witness firsthand the workings of government and will conduct interviews of the mentors. You will become involved in other youth political advocacy and will encourage engagement of youth in your own community.

Completion of the program will qualify students to receive a $500 bursary for post-secondary education.

Please complete the following application and submit to artcoordinator@shuswapnation.org by December 31st, 2014 (deadline has been extended to allow for applications to be submitted over the Holiday Break!!)

CLICK HERE: Youth Ambassadaor Application
Secwepemc Youth Ambassador

Mar
26
Thu
Secwepemc Elders Council Meeting @ Williams Lake Indian Band - Elizabeth Grouse Gymnasium
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mar
30
Mon
Environmental and Economic Impacts of Resource Development @ Skeetchestn Recreation Centre (Gym attached to Band Office)
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Apr
27
Mon
SNTC Secwepemc Youth Council Meeting @ SNTC Conference Room
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
30
Thu
Secwepemc Elders Council Meeting @ Dog Creek Gymnasium
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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