The Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwepemc Nation (SSN) is a governance group
of the Secwepemc Nation, situated in our traditional territory around
Kamloops Lake. Formalized in 2007, SSN represents the historic shared
interests of the First Nation communities of Skeetchestn and Tk’emlúps
Our relationship of ownership and caretaking of Secwepemcul’ecw, our
homeland, goes back since time immemorial (10,000+ years). That caretaking
is based on living Secwepemc laws that guide us in regards to all
that we do, with the land, in relationship with outsiders, boundaries of
our lands and our reciprocal relationship with all living things.
SSN has constitutionally protected rights to participate in decisionmaking
matters which could affect our rights. We maintain and
develop our own Indigenous decision-making institutions whereby
we determine priorities, as well as create strategies for the use of our
territories and resources.