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Featuring stunning photographs & glimpses into rich Esk'etemc heritage, this photobook commemorates the historic event of May 8, 2017. On this day, the Esk'etemc of the Secwepemc nation declared title and rights over Esk'etemculucw, the traditional territory and lands inhabited by their ancestors for thousands of years. It was a day of celebration and ceremony for the community. All Photography by Casey Bennett.

All proceeds from this photobook project will go directly towards further Esk'etemc print & media projects! 

 "There are a wealth of stories waiting to be told.”

Contact:

Heather Johnson - hgjheather@gmail.com

or Bettina Johnson - economicdevelopment@sxoxomic.ca

Photobook Project Team

Heather Johnson

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Layna Chelsea

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Amanda Dan

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Casey Bennett

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Project Coordinator: Bettina Johnson

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May
21
Mon
Victoria Day Holiday – Students Do Not Attend
May 21 all-day
May
23
Wed
Yucwemintem meeting – TBD
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May
24
Thu
Foot Care with Rochelle – by appointment only
May 24 all-day

Thursdays at Health
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
(No diabetic or ingrown toenails)

May
25
Fri
Radio Bingo – Rodeo Club
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
May
31
Thu
Foot Care with Rochelle – by appointment only
May 31 all-day

Thursdays at Health
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
(No diabetic or ingrown toenails)

Jun
1
Fri
Rodeo Club Meeting – ARM Office –
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

May 14th, 1:53 pm

Esk'etemc Public Page

BC Hydro planned power outage info
Williams Lake / Alkali Lake / Dog Creek Area
May 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

[EDIT: A more detailed poster in comments, please read!]
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BC Hydro planned power outage info
Williams Lake / Alkali Lake / Dog Creek Area
May 27th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

[EDIT:  A more detailed poster in comments, please read!]

 

Comment on Facebook

A more detailed poster FYI

May 14th, 9:13 am

Esk'etemc Public Page

JOB OPPORTUNITY
Custodian/Maintenance Worker
For the Sxoxomic Community School
Deadline for Applying: May 23, 2018

1 General Accountability and Responsibility
• The School Custodian will act as a Support Service for the Education Department.
• The incumbent reports directly to and is supervised by the Education Director.
• The incumbent will be responsible for custodian and maintenance duties for the Sxoxomic School building and grounds with occasional driving duties for student field trips.

2 Specific Duties
• Building maintenance, janitor & some landscaping will include:
o Maintains assigned areas to strict standards of cleanliness and neatness, at all times.
o Cleans the activity room, classrooms, hallways, washrooms and entranceways in accordance to the cleaning schedule, this includes washing, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and polishing.
o Dusts the furniture, office equipment, windowsills, banisters, desks and bookshelves. Emptying and cleaning waste and trash containers, daily and recycling bins and pencil sharpeners, as required.
o Checking, daily and replenishing, as required the paper towel and toilet paper, and the soap dispensers.
o Ensuring that all doors and windows of assigned areas are closed and locked during and after cleaning. Reports minor and major maintenance and security concerns and hazards to Director of Education. Checks equipment and furniture inventory, annually, as per instructions.
o Maintains cleanliness and environmental safety of outside play areas, grounds, sidewalks, fields and lawns, at all times by collection and removal of garbage, litter and waste left by animals.
o Ensures that all outside areas are free from pests, insects and animals that may endanger the safety of the children/students/staff and damage the grassed areas, trees, shrubs or plants.
o Inspects playground equipment and fences daily and reports any damage or concerns to the Principal.
o Prepares grounds for bedding plants, seeding and fertilization of lawns.
o Mows, edges, weeds, seeds, fertilize and weed controls all grassed areas of the school property including lawns and fields, and maintains trees, scrubs, plants and hedges, as required.
o Maintains the sprinkler system and ensures grassed areas are watered.
o Maintains all grounds keeping equipment (including equipment for snow and ice removal) in good order and ensure the safe handling and storage of all hazardous material.
o Monitors grounds keeping supplies and stock (including supplies for snow and ice removal) and provides list of requirements to the Principal. Sxoxomic Community School
o Maintains cleanliness and environmental safety of outside play areas, grounds, sidewalks, fields and lawns, at all times by removal of garbage, litter and waste left by animals.
o Ensures that all outside areas are free from ice and snow that may endanger the safety of the children/students/staff.
o Inspects playground equipment and fences daily and reports any damage or concerns to the Principal
o Prepares and maintains outdoor ice rink, cross-country ski trails and all paths to and from the school.

Qualifications
Experience
• Previous experience as a custodian or maintenance worker, preferably in a school environment.
• Considerable knowledge of commercial quality lawn, trees, shrub supplies for seeding, weeding and care; and snow and ice removal materials.
• Demonstrated knowledge of pest/animal control techniques.
• Physically capable and able to perform all duties, including able to climb a three (3) meter ladder.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills to work as a cooperative maintenance member of the Sxoxomic School staff team.

Education
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.
• Fire and Safety, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) and Small Engine Repair.
• Grade 10 or equivalent.

Requirements
• Attend professional development and training courses as required to update and maintain a high standard of work performance.
• Attend Education Department staff meetings, regularly and Band Council Meetings, as required.
• The employee will be required to obtain their Class 4 driver’s license.

Deadline for Applying: May 23, 2018
All applicants are to apply to Jenessa Loewen- Education Director
Resume with cover letter are required.
Applications can be emailed to jloewen@sxoxomic.ca or dropped off at Sxoxomic School.
We appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will contacted, no phone calls please.
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JOB OPPORTUNITY
Custodian/Maintenance Worker
For the Sxoxomic Community School
Deadline for Applying: May 23, 2018

1 General Accountability and Responsibility
• The School Custodian will act as a Support Service for the Education Department.
• The incumbent reports directly to and is supervised by the Education Director.
• The incumbent will be responsible for custodian and maintenance duties for the Sxoxomic School building and grounds with occasional driving duties for student field trips.

2 Specific Duties
• Building maintenance, janitor & some landscaping will include:
o Maintains assigned areas to strict standards of cleanliness and neatness, at all times.
o Cleans the activity room, classrooms, hallways, washrooms and entranceways in accordance to the cleaning schedule, this includes washing, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming and polishing.
o Dusts the furniture, office equipment, windowsills, banisters, desks and bookshelves. Emptying and cleaning waste and trash containers, daily and recycling bins and pencil sharpeners, as required.
o Checking, daily and replenishing, as required the paper towel and toilet paper, and the soap dispensers.
o Ensuring that all doors and windows of assigned areas are closed and locked during and after cleaning. Reports minor and major maintenance and security concerns and hazards to Director of Education. Checks equipment and furniture inventory, annually, as per instructions.
o Maintains cleanliness and environmental safety of outside play areas, grounds, sidewalks, fields and lawns, at all times by collection and removal of garbage, litter and waste left by animals.
o Ensures that all outside areas are free from pests, insects and animals that may endanger the safety of the children/students/staff and damage the grassed areas, trees, shrubs or plants.
o Inspects playground equipment and fences daily and reports any damage or concerns to the Principal.
o Prepares grounds for bedding plants, seeding and fertilization of lawns.
o Mows, edges, weeds, seeds, fertilize and weed controls all grassed areas of the school property including lawns and fields, and maintains trees, scrubs, plants and hedges, as required.
o Maintains the sprinkler system and ensures grassed areas are watered.
o Maintains all grounds keeping equipment (including equipment for snow and ice removal) in good order and ensure the safe handling and storage of all hazardous material.
o Monitors grounds keeping supplies and stock (including supplies for snow and ice removal) and provides list of requirements to the Principal. Sxoxomic Community School
o Maintains cleanliness and environmental safety of outside play areas, grounds, sidewalks, fields and lawns, at all times by removal of garbage, litter and waste left by animals.
o Ensures that all outside areas are free from ice and snow that may endanger the safety of the children/students/staff.
o Inspects playground equipment and fences daily and reports any damage or concerns to the Principal
o Prepares and maintains outdoor ice rink, cross-country ski trails and all paths to and from the school.

Qualifications
Experience
• Previous experience as a custodian or maintenance worker, preferably in a school environment.
• Considerable knowledge of commercial quality lawn, trees, shrub supplies for seeding, weeding and care; and snow and ice removal materials.
• Demonstrated knowledge of pest/animal control techniques.
• Physically capable and able to perform all duties, including able to climb a three (3) meter ladder.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills to work as a cooperative maintenance member of the Sxoxomic School staff team.

Education
• Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence.
• Fire and Safety, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) and Small Engine Repair.
• Grade 10 or equivalent.

Requirements
• Attend professional development and training courses as required to update and maintain a high standard of work performance.
• Attend Education Department staff meetings, regularly and Band Council Meetings, as required.
• The employee will be required to obtain their Class 4 driver’s license.

Deadline for Applying: May 23, 2018
All applicants are to apply to Jenessa Loewen- Education Director
Resume with cover letter are required.
Applications can be emailed to jloewen@sxoxomic.ca or dropped off at Sxoxomic School.
We appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will contacted, no phone calls please.
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May 8th, 4:15 pm

Esk'etemc Public Page

POSSESSION AND ACQUISITION LICENSE COURSE

JUNE 23 AND 24 WEEKEND AT THE TNG BIG BOARDROOM.

YOUTH AGES 12 TO 17 ARE ACCEPTED AND ALL ADULTS.

THERE WILL BE A CRIMINAL CHECK DONE AFTER YOU PASS BY THE RCMP.
IF INTERESTED, GET A HOLD OF ME AND DROP OFF A $50 DEPOSIT TO HOLD YOUR SEAT.

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. I CAN TAKE 12 PEOPLE MAX, BUT CAN GO WITH 10 MINIMUM.

TO STUDY, IF YOU HAVE INTERNET. YOUTUBE – CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE

CONTACT INFO ON POSTER
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POSSESSION AND ACQUISITION LICENSE COURSE

JUNE 23 AND 24 WEEKEND AT THE TNG BIG BOARDROOM.

YOUTH AGES 12 TO 17 ARE ACCEPTED AND ALL ADULTS.

THERE WILL BE A CRIMINAL CHECK DONE AFTER YOU PASS BY THE RCMP.
IF INTERESTED, GET A HOLD OF ME AND DROP OFF A $50 DEPOSIT TO HOLD YOUR SEAT.

FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. I CAN TAKE 12 PEOPLE MAX, BUT CAN GO WITH 10 MINIMUM.

TO STUDY, IF YOU HAVE INTERNET. YOUTUBE – CANADIAN FIREARMS SAFETY COURSE

CONTACT INFO ON POSTER
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Mission Statement

“Esk’etemc is collectively providing progressive economic opportunities whose purpose is to preserve Esk’etemc culture and spirituality while protecting Secwepemculucw through promoting and reviving Secwepemctsin for future generations”

Beliefs and Philosophy

Esk’etemc – Tsemne7’pleThe Creator gave us this land to look after; and everything that grows on it. The Creator, Kalkukpe7, has given the Esk’etemc the duty to protect and safeguard our lands, forests, air, water, medicines and the life that they sustain within our Traditional Territory. ...read more


Esk'et Tiny House!

A stunning, hand-crafted cabin, Esk’et Tiny House offers an extraordinary stay at Alkali Lake.

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Our Background

Esk’etemc is a Secwepemctsin speaking group.  Esk’etemc has 19 reserves situated on the Fraser River southwest of Williams Lake, with an approximate total area of 3,800 hectares.  Esk’etemc’s administrative offices and the majority of the population are located on IR #1 (Esk’et) about 50 kilometres from Williams Lake on the east side of the Fraser River at Alkali Lake.  The current Esk’etemc population is 809 members with 384 members on-reserve and 349 off-reserve.  Esk’et reserve has its own fire hall, store, gas station, radio station, and a facility from which Esk’etemc controls and administers health and justice programs.

Esk’etemc (Alkali Lake) is located south-west from Williams Lake an approximately 50km drive. Follow Hwy 20-West until you reach the Dog Creek Road turn off (2.5km or 2 minutes up highway) follow Dog Creek Road for 45 minutes (half pavement/half gravel) until you arrive at the above sign. You arrived at Esk’etemc. Alkali Lake map link: Alkali Lake Google Map