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Our Vision: To stand up for Peace, Order, and Good Government, towards being great and doing good.

Our Mandate: To exert inherent Secwepemc Title and Rights as Yecweminmin to Secwepemculecw.

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Who is Sexqéltkemc te Secwepemc:

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The Sexqéltkemc te Secwepemc Lakes Division (Secwepemc People of the Lakes Region) is a coalition of the Neskonlith, Splatsin, and Adams Lake Indian Bands.  In 2009, the member bands signed a STS Lakes Division Resource Sharing Protocol.  The STS Lakes Division was formed to aid in the assertion of Aboriginal Title and Rights throughout their traditional territory.  The STS Lakes Division will apply a multi-faceted approach in achieving their goal of re-instating themselves as stewards and keepers of Secwepemculecw.

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PROJECTS.

STS Technical Working Group is building on negotiation best practices and creating more leverage fighting for Secwepemc Title & Rights in these Sectors.

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COMMUNITY.

The Neskonlith Indian Band, Adams Lake Indian Band, and Splatsin Chief and Council provide political oversight and strategic direction for the advancement of Secwepemc Title & Rights.

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MAPS.

Sexqéltkemc te Secwepemc traditional governance includes five Secwepemc Bands: Sk’atsin (Neskonlith Indian Band), Cstelnec ell Sxwetsmellp (Adams Lake Indian Band, Qw7ewt (Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band), Splatsin, and Kenpesq’t (Shuswap Indian Band). Our geo-location within the Province of BC: from Monte Creek, west of Chase; south past Enderby; north to Adams Lake; and east to the Alberta border.

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PROJECTS

FEATHER THING

STS Technical Working Group is building on negotiation best practices and creating more leverage fighting for Secwepemc Title & Rights in these Sectors.

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What does Sexqéltkemc te Secwepemc do?

Applies political pressure on Government, Industry, Crown corporations, and other proponents to recognize STS Aboriginal title and rights

Exercises sovereignty over STS traditional territory

Oversees the Sexqéltkemc Enterprises Inc. and Limited Partnership by appointment of Board Representatives from each Band, who are not STS voting members

Ensures cultural customs, beliefs, and protocols are recognized and upheld

Ensures environmental protection, over and above industry standards, is implemented within STS traditional territory

Builds relationships and fosters partnerships with various proponents

Negotiates with numerous government departments to secure employment opportunities for Secwepemc and other Aboriginals