Aboriginal Rights and Title

Aboriginal Rights and Title

The Aboriginal Rights & Title (AR&T) Department provides technical support to our Council of Chiefs through a variety of research, policy and legislative analysis, and nation-building initiatives. The AR&T Department encourages and facilitates coordinated approaches and information sharing between Secwepemc communities believing that information dissemination ensures continuous dialogue thus promoting unity in the Secwepemc Nation. The AR&T Department promotes the reestablishment of traditional Secwepemc laws and governance processes across the nation and acts as overall knowledge keepers and technical advisors for matters related to rights and title.

So long as what we consider justice is withheld from us, so long will dissatisfaction and unrest exist among us, and we will continue to struggle to better ourselves.

Memorial to Sir Wilfred Laurier, Premiere of the Dominion of Canada
From the Chiefs of the Secwepemc, Okanagan and Nlaka’ pamux Tribes of British Columbia. Presented at Kamloops, B.C. August 25, 1910

Kelly Mortimer
Kelly Mortimer B.A. (Hons.), M.A.
Director of Research & Communications

Kelly has been with the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council since spring 2010. Kelly obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a double major in psychology and sociology from Thompson Rivers University and her Master's degree in Intercultural and International Communication from Royal Roads University. She works on a wide range of projects relating to multiple facets of Aboriginal rights and title, Indigenous legal traditions, governance, child welfare, and policy issues. Please contact Kelly if you have any questions regarding research, Secwepemc Elders Council, and the SNTC Youth Council.

Phone (778) 471-8208
Email art@shuswapnation.org
Sally Hunter
Sally Hunter
Community Liaison

Sally Hunter joined the Aboriginal Rights and Title (AR&T) team in July 2016. She is of mixed Indigenous (Maliseet) and settler ancestry. Her passion for AR&T grew from her most recent position as Coordinator of the Indigenous Law Research Unit at the University of Victoria. After working in collaboration with SNTC on a research project focused on Secwepemc Lands and Resources Law, she applied with enthusiasm for the position of AR&T Community Liaison. Sally is grateful for this opportunity and extends her gratitude to the people of this nation for allowing her to work and live in this beautiful territory.

Phone 778-471-8209
Email artcoordinator@shuswapnation.org
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