Esk'etemc Lands & Resources
Hours: Mon - Thurs, 8am -5pm
still shot from "Ctsenmewsctem re Stsmemelt" - film by Jeremy Williams
Lands & Resources
Guided by the Esk’etemc and Land Settlement Vision, Mission, Objectives and Strategic Plans, the Lands & Resources office works on the post-treaty development of the Esk'etemc governance framework model, as well as land use planning.
The team is responsible for developing and maintaining all incoming/outgoing referrals, through the Referrals Tracking System (RTS) database, and the overall conduct between the Ministries, Proponents, and Esk’etemc.
The team has been digitizing the entire library of recorded audio of elders testimonies, oral history, place names, territory markers, etc. This includes written documents, the in-house library, video footage, recorded audio, and all kinds of research that has been done and collected since the early 90s.
While the Land Settlement office closed after the community vote to step away from the BC Treaty process (Feb 2016) , the work continues with the information that has been gathered.
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Mission: To assert Esk'etemc title and rights on Esk'etemculucw by protecting, using and managing all the resources through language, cultural practices, traditional laws and guidance from the Creator.
Esk'etemc declared Title and Rights over the traditional territory of Esk'etemculucw on May 8, 2017.
Doreen M. Johnson, Lands & Resources Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Chelsea, Lands & Resources Coordinator - email@example.com
Cary Johnson, Referrals Worker - firstname.lastname@example.org
Owen (Snewt) Chelsea, Land & Resources Researcher/GIS Tech - email@example.com
Jonathan Hand, Fisheries - firstname.lastname@example.org