Community Description

Esk’etemc is a Secwepemctsin speaking group. Esk’etemc has 19 reserves situated on the Fraser River southwest of Williams Lake, with an approximate total area of 3,800 hectares. Esk’etemc’s administrative offices and the majority of the population are located on IR #1 (Esk’et) about 50 kilometres from Williams Lake on the east side of the Fraser River at Alkali Lake. Esk’et reserve has its own fire hall, store, gas station, radio station, and a facility from which Esk’etemc controls and administers health and justice programs.

Treaty or Tribal Association


Economic Development Background

Economic Development is generally the responsibility of the Esk'etemc Chief and Council.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Esk'etemc has negotiated a number of Forest Tenure Agreements, as well as a Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement with the Provincial Government.

Community Details:

Formerly Esketemc Band (Pre-March 2012); Alkali Lake (Pre-2001); Traditional Name Es'Étemc; Part Of Secwepemc
Cariboo (Williams Lake)
3960.1 hectares

Contact Details:

Patricia Chelsea Managing Director
(250) 440-5611 ext 216
(250) 440-5721
P.O. Box 4479 Williams Lake, BC, Canada V2G 2V5
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