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“A Call for Action,” Traditional Foods Donations Needed for Evacuees

PRESS RELEASE CALL FOR ACTION, TRADITIONAL FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED FOR EVACUEES July 24, 2017 (Kamloops, BC /Secwepemc Territory) – As of today, there are over a hundred wildfires burning throughout BC and at least two dozen of those fires are near First Nations communities, according to the most recent wildfire update BCAFN released. A lot […]

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Secwepemc Elders and Chiefs Declare State of Emergency over Fentanyl Crisis

PRESS RELEASE Secwepemc Elders and Chiefs Declare State of Emergency over Fentanyl Crisis March 9th, 2017 (Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – On February 23rd, 2017, the Secwepemc Elders Council (“SEC”) expressed their concern over the fentanyl crisis that has overwhelmed our communities across the Secwepemc Nation. In response, the SEC called a Nation State of Emergency […]

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Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Supports the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation Project Assessment Panel

PRESS RELEASE Shuswap Nation Tribal Council Supports the Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation Project Assessment Panel March 4th, 2017 (Secwepemc Territory/Kamloops, BC) – Today is a momentous day for the Secwepemc Nation. The Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc (“SSN”) Joint Council has made their decision announcement regarding the KGHM Ajax Mine.  The significance of this event cannot be understated […]

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A Free Public Workshop hosted by SNTC and TRU

PRESS RELEASE – “Find Your Call to Action – Embracing Reconciliation” Secwepemc Nation (July 26, 2016): It has been one year since Canadians were introduced to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action. One challenge for all Canadians has been to see themselves within this work and to discover how they can affect […]

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Nlaka’pamux and Secwepemc Chiefs Stand United Against Biosolids

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kamloops, BC (March 15th, 2016) – Nlaka’pamux and Secwepemc Chiefs met Thursday, March 10th at the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council in Kamloops, BC to discuss their concerns with biosolid waste dumping on our traditional territories.  The Chiefs unanimously agreed to work in collaboration as Nations to find acceptable solutions to this issue.  […]

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Aboriginal Hunting and Fishing Rights

Hunting and Fishing Rights Review of Key Legal Principles Briefing Note Note: All cases must be viewed in their entirety and facts in each case vary, therefore so do the results. Key legal principles established in the area of hunting and fishing rights cases summary -Section 35 protects aboriginal rights; however, these rights can be […]

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Press Release: It’s Time for Leaders to Lead

SECWEPEMC NATION (December 15th, 2015): First of all, we must acknowledge what an incredibly important topic this is, not just for First Nations people but for all people. Children have a special place in all of our hearts and we recognize that the emotions being brought into the conversation surrounding this report are heightened, and […]

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Elk Population in East Kootenays

Important message from Shuswap Indian Band (Invermere) regarding the Elk population in the East Kootenays. Please read the following or click on attached images to see the letter: To All Shuswap Nation Chief, Council and Nation Members: Re: Elk population in the East Kootenays At a meeting of concerned parties it was determined that the […]

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The Easy Guide to Voting on Reserve

Step One – Register to vote You can register on line at https://ereg.elections.ca or register by mail using the form on page four of this document. You can also call Elections Canada at 1-800-463-6868 for the mail-in form. Step Two – Get your voter registration card in the mail If you do not get a […]

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Secwepemc Chiefs Want Reconciliation and Justice for Families Impacted by Current Child Welfare System and Indian Residential School Day Scholars

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kamloops – On May 28th, 2015, Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin remarked in her speech on “Reconciling Unity and Diversity in the Modern Era: Tolerance and Intolerance” that there are three conditions that she believes “essential to maintaining the norm of tolerance: first, insisting on respect for the human dignity of each person; […]

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