Thursday Sept. 13th
from 9 am to 8 pm

at the Sxoxomic School Gym

Candidates for Chief:
Patricia Chelsea and Fred Robbins

For Councillor:

  • Kerry Bouchard-Chelsea
  • Willy Chelsea Jr.
  • Deborah DeRose
  • Wilma Dick
  • Beverly Hutchinson
  • David O. Johnson
  • Francis Johnson Jr.
  • Heather Johnson
  • Irvine Joseph Johnson
  • Joyce Johnson
  • Mardi Paul
  • Francis (Frankie) Robbins

Anyone not able to vote on election day can pick up a ballot package from Edna at the Band Office.

All-Candidates’ Forum

The All-Candidates’ Forum will be Tues. Aug.28th 6-9 pmat the Sxoxomic School Gym

Questions? Call me : Bruce Mack 250-392-6867 e-mail:


Esk’etemc Photobooks
Ready for distribution!

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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.”


Heather Johnson -

or Bettina Johnson -

Photobook Project Team

Heather Johnson


Layna Chelsea


Amanda Dan


Casey Bennett


Project Coordinator: Bettina Johnson


Foot Care with Rochelle – by appointment only
Aug 23 all-day

Thursdays at Health
(No diabetic or ingrown toenails)

Secwepemc Summer Gathering – Registration
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Secwepemc Summer Gathering – Arrival of the Unity Riders
Aug 24 @ 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Secwepemc Summer Gathering – Opening Ceremonies Medicine Pit and Flag Introductions – Carolyn Belleau, Esk’etemc
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Secwepemc Summer Gathering – DINNER
Aug 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Secwepemc Summer Gathering – Youth Activities – Esk’etemc Youth
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

August 15th, 4:02 pm

Esk'etemc Public Page

First Contact Canada
A 3 Night Television Event on APTN
September 11-13, 2018
Airs 7:00pm Each Evening

First Contact takes six Canadians, each with stereotypical opinions about Indigenous People, on an unforgettable 28-day exploration of Indigenous Canada. It’s a journey that will turn their lives upside down, challenging perceptions and confronting prejudices about a world they never imagined they would see. This exploration of the true Indigenous experience in Canada will change the participants’ lives forever. #firstcontactcanada

NOTE: To watch the series online... each episode will be posted on for viewing AFTER the television broadcast. Episodes will be available to watch online by noon the following day.
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August 15th, 12:00 pm

Esk'etemc Public Page

Finalized Agenda for the Secwepemc Summer Gathering - August 24- 27th, 2018

Registration is recommended, you can pre-register at:
OR via email or by phone: Call: 1-778-471-8205
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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. 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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Learn the `Rules of the road` and put all driving theory into place in a safe, fun environment. Register for our programs today!

Taught in the city of Williams Lake BC, using the most up-to-date teaching and visual aids available.

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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