The Esk'etemc First Nations Governance and Lands Building, the top floor houses the band administration team, across the hall is the Lands and Resource department.


Mission Statement: “To provide a holistic community based health program to foster the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well-being of the Esk’etemc”.


Eskk'etemc Enterprises Complex, the Alkali Lake Store, Alkali Resources Management offices, and EcoLink are located here.


Mission Statement: Sxoxomic Community School is committed to providing a quality education, to develop a student’s full potential in an environment that enhances Esk’etemc Community Vision.

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. more

Statement of Intent

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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. Esketemc

Esk’etemc provides holistic and spiritual guidance assisting First Nations and non-First Nations in fasting quests, sweat lodges, elders sauna, drumming, gathering of plants and medicines.  Esk’etemc leadership is renowned for providing guidance and support in recovery programs.  Also, the Esk’etemc has a very successful community garden and in the fall offers a hunting camp.

Two ice hockey rinks are maintained by volunteers throughout the winter and summer months, a baseball and soccer field are available through the school, and a Pow Wow arbor is located on one of our reserves, where the Esk’etemc Annual AA Round Up is held every year.

Esk’etemc members are employed in the forestry and ranching sectors, and entrepreneurs operate contracting and catering businesses.  Esk’etemc runs Ecolink which conducts silviculture work and during peak season employs about 70 people, approximately 90% of who are Aboriginal.  Timber tenures are managed on behalf of Esk’etemc by Alkali Resource Management Limited which is owned by Esk’etemc.  In addition, Esk’etemc has skilled construction companies which operates on the reserve.

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

You’re invited to 1st annual art showcase!! All ages art show and open mike (talk to Renee or Freddie for info) Sxoxomic gym
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Moises Meadow – Fred Robbins hunting camp @ Moises Meadow
Sep 30 – Oct 1 all-day
Craft Sale – Sxoxomic School Gym @ Sxoxomic School Gym
Oct 1 all-day
Last Chance – Hunting Camp – Arthur Dick @ Last Chance
Oct 8 – Oct 9 all-day
Quesnel Tillicum Society’s Pow-wow
Oct 8 all-day
Moises Meadow – Fred Robbins @ Moises Meadow
Oct 15 – Oct 16 all-day

Esk'et Tiny House!

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

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The BC Treaty Commission's fall newsletter, Update, is now available to read online!

In this issue:
Tla'amin Final Agreement effective date celebration
BCTC at the United Nations
Treaty anniversaries
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Metis Roots Practitioner
3 Month contract with possibility of becoming permanent full time

Qualifications& Key Duties
 Family support experience and extensive experience with child and family service in a Métis context is essential.
 Bachelor of Social Work Degree or equivalent (individuals with equivalent combination of training and work experience may be considered).
 Applicants should have familiarity of the Child Family and Community Services Act.
 Knowledge of Métis culture and history is essential for this position
 Children in care are provided with a strong foundation based on their cultural, spiritual, mental and emotional traditional teachings
 Culturally specific plan of care for the child will be developed
 Child’s cultural identity will be preserved
 Genograms will be developed
 Cultural packages will be presented
 Child’s reunification with family, extended family and community will be explored
 Providing information and referrals to other community service providers, resources and professionals as deemed necessary.
 To work with a professional team and liaise with colleagues and other professionals.
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