Stsmémelt

Stsmémelt

Planning a Future for Our Children and Families

The Stsmémelt Project is the result of a 2009 Declaration signed by the 17 Secwepemc Nation Chiefs. The Project’s primary goal is to seek options to a Nation based and community driven approach to exercising full jurisdiction of Secwepemc child protection and family services in the traditional territory.  The Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD) granted funds for a three year term ending March 31st, 2013.

In doing this work, the Stsmémelt Project team is concentrating on:

Governance

Designing a governance structure that is suitable for operational purposes;

Community Engagement: Assisting communities with developing an integrated service model for child protection, family support and prevention services that will demonstrate traditional best practices for family wellness.

Tek’wémiple7 (lawmakers) Research

Interviewing Elders and fluent speakers to gather traditional laws and child rearing methods from stories and legends. The findings will meld with community service and jurisdictional options models.

Language

Scripting the language as a foundation for best practices and jurisdictional options models.

Projects
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Child Welfare October 2013 Bulletin-Updates
13-10-25 NC Bulletin_CHRT_Fe

Fact Sheet: 13-02-23 Fact Sheet – Child Welfare_UPDATED_Fe

Reporting

Attending the Stsmémelt Project Working Group meetings to inform on the Project’s progress. Alternating meetings are held every other month in Kamloops and Williams Lake.

March 2013 Report and Strategic Planning (click this linkhttp://db.tt/9iSqbHXl

2012-2013 Final Report (click this linkhttp://db.tt/m9xh9GRy

MINUTES FROM 2012 and 2013 STSMÉMELT PROJECT MEETINGS

Minutes to November 08-13 FINAL
Minutes to September 13-13 FINAL
Minutes to July 12-13 FINAL
Minutes to May 10-2013
Minutes to Feb 8-2013
Minutes to Nov 9-2012
Minutes to Aug 10-2012
Minutes to June 4-2012
Minutes to Apr 13-2012
Minutes to Feb 10-2012