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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

Statement of Intent

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Beliefs and Philosophy              Statement of Intent   AA Round Up

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.

The Esk’etemc people have assisted in accommodation of  the making of three movies, including our own “Honour of All” filmed in 1985 on Esk’etemc reserves,  “The Thirteenth Warrior” staring Antonio Banderas filmed along the historic Fraser River in 1997 and “The Thaw” staring Val Kilmer filmed near Little Dog in 2009.

The Esk’etemc operated Sxoxomic School offers Kindergarten to Grade 7.  After Grade 7 students attend high school in Williams Lake.  The Esk’etemc also operates a Head Start/Day Care program which offers children age 0-6 years an education program for preparation into the school system.   A growing number of students are attending post secondary courses.

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Jul
30
Sat
Huckleberry Picking
Jul 30 – Jul 31 all-day
Kamloopa Pow Wow
Jul 30 – Jul 31 all-day
Aug
1
Mon
Offices will be closed on Monday, August 1,2016
Aug 1 all-day
Aug
10
Wed
TRC Workshop: What is the Truth & Reconciliation Commission?How can you participate in reconciliation in Canada? @ reconciliation in Canada?
Aug 10 all-day

TRC Workshop:
What is the Truth & Reconciliation Commission?How can you participate in reconciliation in Canada?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Aug
11
Thu
#‎FREE‬! Leadership Program for Indigenous Youth aged 17-32. Aug 11-14, Vancouver BC.
Aug 11 – Aug 14 all-day
Aug
13
Sat
Canim Lake Lahal Tournament Entry Fee: $100 per team
Aug 13 all-day
Aug
19
Fri
Skeetchestn Indian Band is to host the 34th Secwepemc Gathering –
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day
Aug
20
Sat
Secwepmc Gathering – Skeetch
Aug 20 – Aug 21 all-day
Aug
27
Sat
Red Mountain – Camping / Hunting Trip – Francis Johnson Jr
Aug 27 – Aug 28 all-day
Aug
31
Wed
Punky Lake Summer Hockey Camp Open To all Aboriginal Youth ages 5 – 17, Join us for a Summer Hockey Camp with Coaches Bruce Baptiste and Willie Sellars. Location: Cariboo Memorial Complex
Aug 31 all-day

Punky Lake Summer Hockey Camp

Open To all Aboriginal Youth ages 5 – 17,
Join us for a 3 day Summer Hockey Camp with Coaches Bruce Baptiste and Willie Sellars.

August 31 – September 2, 2016
Location: Cariboo Memorial Complex

Camp Fee: $20.00 per player. Fee includes player jersey.
Please make payment out to: Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society