Communications Agreement Struck by Shuswap Local and Secwepemc Governments
Cooperative government-to-government relationships and open communications are at the heart of an agreement signed by representatives of Shuswap local governments and Secwepemc governments on September 28. Photo: Rock Deneault.
In the fall of 2018 seven local governments and three Secwepemc governments agreed to a long-term, cooperative government-to-government relationship and to foster open communication across the Shuswap watershed portion of Secwepemc'ulecw.
The Shuswap Local and Secwepemc Governments Communications Agreement has four goals, which are to:
The governments agreed to meet in both formal and informal settings and to work together on initiatives of joint benefit to local and Secwepemc governments. The agreement complements all existing protocols and provides a foundation for future agreements where none currently exist.
The Fraser Basin Council is pleased to have supported the process leading to the agreement.
Signatories are Cst’elnec (Adams Lake Indian Band), Sk’atsin (Neskonlith Indian Band), Splatsin, Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Regional District of North Okanagan, Village of Chase, City of Salmon Arm, City of Enderby, Village of Lumby and District of Sicamous.