Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

NSTC Overview

Le Pexyewtes (Past)

The Cariboo Tribal Council was formed in approximately 1971, consisting of the 15 Northern area bands from the Cariboo Chilcotin Region. In the 1980’s the Chilcotin and Carrier tribal groups formed their own Tribal Councils. The Cariboo Tribal Council changed its name to the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council in 2006.
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Pyin (Present)

Today, the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council (NSTC) is made up of four Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw communities (NStQ), Tsq’escen’ (Canim Lake), Stswecem’c-Xgat’tem (Canoe-Dog Creek), Xat’sūll-Cm’etem (Soda-Deep Creek) and T’exelc (Williams Lake a.k.a. Sugar Cane).

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The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council presently provides advisory services to NStQ Band Councils and the Administration of the four NStQ communities. NSTC also works collectively on matters of common concern to its four NStQ member communities.

The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council structure is made up from elected Council from the four NStQ communities to from a Board of Directors which oversees the functions, mandates and operations of the Tribal Council. The Board of Directors are appointed positions on the board, Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary which has duties assigned to that position.

The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council administers and oversees programs like Victims Services, Weekend University, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Indian Registry and the NStQ Treaty Process. NSTC also assists the NStQ communities with developing governance, human resource management, coordinating training and workshops for Council and Staff development.

Pexyéwt (Future)

NSTC and the NStQ plan to manage and benefit from NStQ lands and resources, to participate in regional and provincial fish, wildlife, land, forestry and parks management. Ultimately we want to function as an independent First Nations government, to develop relationships with all other levels of government, and to economically benefit from the use of our lands and resources on our traditional territory.

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