Secwepemc Unity Meeting (17 Bands) @ Splatsin First Nation
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day

Al 17 Secwepemc bands are invited to meet at Splatsin First Nation to discuss Treaty vs. Non-Treaty issues and how to work together effectively as a Nation.

ATEC Landscaping Program Training @ Aboriginal Training & Employment Centre
Dec 13 @ 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

This 5 week Landscaping Program is an introduction to entry-level employment, in partnership with local landscaping companies.

Our program is looking for people who love working outdoors to create a beautiful environment.

We welcome Aboriginal clients who live in the Kamloops service area.

For more information, please attend the Information Session: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 1:00 2013 Landscaping Poster (3)pm, bring a resume.

To confirm your eligibility call ATEC before January 15, 2014 and make an appointment with an employment advisor 250-554-4556

Click here for printable poster: 2013 Landscaping Poster

SNTC Office Closure Dec 23-Jan 6 @ Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
Dec 23 2013 @ 4:30 pm – Jan 6 2014 @ 4:30 pm

Please note that the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council office will be closed at the end of the business day December 20, 2013 and will re-open on Monday January 6, 2014.

Have a Safe and Happy Holiday!

Right of Ways Research Workshop @ Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

Rights of Ways Workshop with Vanden Berg & Associates

Two-Day Research Training Event

January 29 & 30, 2014

Opportunity to learn about conducting research and strategizing for your negotiations. 

The Shuswap Nation Tribal Council is hosting Linda Vanden Berg (MA, Anthropology) and David DesBrisay (MES, Environmental Studies) of Vanden Berg & Associates, to present a workshop on conducting research and strategizing for negotiations on issues related to: Right of Ways, Railways, Pipelines, and Hydro Research.

We encourage all technical staff and political leadership to attend this informative event and learn from Linda Vanden Berg & David DesBrisay’s work and discuss these areas of expertise which they focus on. 

This workshop will take place instead of our regularly scheduled Consultation and Accommodation Working Group meeting and will be held in the Conference Room at the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (680 Athabasca Street W., Kamloops BC V2E 1Z4).

January 29th 9:00am – 4pm

January 30th 9:00am – 3pm

Space is limited. Registration required. Please fill out the Registration Form which can be accessed by clicking on this link:

 Vanden Berg Workshop Poster

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Connor (Researcher, SNTC) at (tel.) 778-471-8208 or by email:


North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus (NAIPC) @ Thompson Rivers University
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 12:00 am

Click Here to Register:

POSTER: International Seminar on the Right to Self-Determination
AGENDA: NAIPCposterDetailedAgendaFeb 28-March22014

North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus taking place in Kamloops at Thompson Rivers University next weekend. This is going to be a really interesting event and everyone is encouraged to participate.

We are starting this event off with the International Seminar on the Right to Self-Determination.  This will take place Friday, February 28th at 1pm at TRU in the Irving K. Barber Centre (House of Learning Building).  This event is FREE and open to everyone – please see attached poster for details. This ½ day seminar is a follow-up to the International Seminar on the Doctrine of Discovery that we hosted in Sept 2012.  We really encourage everyone to attend if they are able!

We have parking passes for Friday, so  can you please let people on your list know to just come to the sign-in desk at the Barber Centre (number 21 on the map) and grab them if they want to park for free.

Parking on the weekend is free and the NAIPC meeting will be held in OM 3732-62 – which is on the Third Floor of the Old Main Building (the new part), Faculty of Law, which is most easily accessed from the back side of the building where the largest parking lots are. On the map it marked as Parking lot A and Old Main is marked with number 12, we are in the long part of the building with the waivy roof and there is a glass elevator on the long side facing parking lot A that will take you to the Third Floor and the Faculty of Law.

Background Information:
The North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus (NAIPC) is a voluntary Indigenous body that meets once a year prior to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to make recommendations to the agenda items to be addressed by the PFII at the next session.  NAIPC is open to all Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island.

The NAIPC Preparatory Meeting will take place on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Secwepemc Territory at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Sponsoring Indigenous Bodies for the meeting are Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Member Bands: Sexqeltqin, St’uxwtews, Sk’atsin, Kenpesq’t, Simpcw, Skitsesten, Splatsin, Tk’emlups, Stil’qw/Pelltiq’t and Neskonlith Indian Band.

The report produced by NAIPC will be a consensus report in that recommendations must have consensus if it is to be included in the report.

If there is no consensus on a recommendation then that recommendation will not be included in the NAIPC Report.  The lack of consensus however does not mean that the disputed item cannot be individually reported to the PFII.

The report from this NAIPC will become an official report of the UN on the 13th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to be held in New York City May 12 – 23, 2014.

There will be preliminary events on Friday, February 28, including an International Seminar on Self-Determination sponsored by Thompson Rivers University and TRU Aboriginal Education.


SNTC Chief’s Meeting @ Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
Mar 5 – Mar 6 all-day
Secwepemc Unity Meeting
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day
Secwepemc Elders Council Meeting-Quaaout Lodge @ Quaaout Lodge Resort
Mar 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BC Native Women’s Association AGA and GALA @ Holiday Inn & Suites
Mar 28 @ 1:30 am – 3:30 am
Secwepemc Traditional Laws Workshops @ Adams Lake Chief Atahm School Gym -Chase BC
Apr 4 @ 4:30 pm – 10:30 pm

During the workshops, we will hear and tell a number of Secwepemc stories and learn about the traditional laws they communicate.

Instructors Dr. Marianne Ignace and Kukpi7 Dr. Ron Ignace will show how stories contain messages, metaphors, word-play that connect to traditional laws (stsq’ey’) of the Secwepemc, which have important messages for present and future Secwepemc institutions (child and family welfare, criminal justice issues, land and environment, relations between communities and nations).

The goal behind offering the course in different locations is to promote unity and sharing among communities and bring people together in a way that supports and demonstrates what we will be learning about through the instruction itself.

This event is FREE to attend!

Registration is required – Click here for registration form: Traditional Laws Workshop Series REGISTRATION

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