Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

Tribal Council

Welcome to the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

Vision Statement

The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council an NStQ organization in unity and collaboration with the member communities will build capacity and equity by providing education, training, cultural, political and economic opportunities while respecting and preserving the cultural and environmental values of the communities.


aboriginal day poster_2The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council (NSTC) is a non profit organization which is an association of autonomous member First Nations. The four First Nations members are Tsq’escen’ (Canim Lake Band), Xat’sūll/Cm’etem (Soda Creek/Deep Creek Band), T’exelc (Williams Lake Band), and Stswecem’c/Xgat’tem (Canoe Creek Band/Dog Creek Band).

The primary purpose of the NSTC is to assist members and to act on behalf of member First Nations at the request of, and under the direction of, the member First Nations. It is the purpose of the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council to encourage, facilitate, and work toward improving the unity and cooperation amongst member First Nations and between itself and other Governments and generally to assist members, collectively and separately, to achieve their goals in all areas including Self Government, Aboriginal Rights, Land Claims, and Economic, Social, Cultural, and Educational Development.


The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council is a not-for-profit Society dedicated to:

Mission Statement:

Northern Shuswap Tribal Council is a community based organization that provides advisory and support services to its four communities to preserve and promote Secwepmec culture and history and to assist the NStQ communities to achieve their vision of self determination.


Guiding Principles:

1. Respectful in our internal/external dealings

2. Provide quality service to our member bands

3. Accountable to member communities, and funding sources

4. Cultural incorporation in daily practice

5. Open communications – transparency

6. Work cooperatively with other First Nations, Federal and Provincial governments.



The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council address is:

 17 S. 1st Avenue
Williams Lake, BC    V2G1H4

 Our contact numbers are:

Toll Free: 1-888-392-7361
Phone: 250-392-7361
Fax: 250-392-6158


Our regular office hours are from: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
We close for lunch from: 12 to 1 pm