Hata7 ~ Laurie Patrick, fishing
All St'at'imc communities fish along the Fraser river, near the confluence of the Bridge River
Mala ~ Ida Peter drying salmon
Ts'wan, wind dried salmon has sustained St'at'imc people for thousands of years
Ts'wan - wind dried salmon
In August, the salmon return. The summer heat in Lillooet can reach 40 degrees Celsius, in the shade!
St'at'imc have always been a wealthy tribe, trading ts'wan with their neighbours.
Mountain top ceremony
On top of 'Womans mountain',
participants of the annual culture camp
sing songs and dance.
Keeping the culture alive
Xwelacken, Howard Sheilds teaching youth at St'at'imc culture camp.
Chipping obsidian to make razor sharp arrow heads.
Keatley creek, ancient village
Keatley Creek is a large St'at'imc pithouse village site. Occupied between about 2600 and 400 years ago (ca 350 BC-AD 1600), Keatley Creek was a winter salmon-fishing village of at least 115 houses, with an estimated peak population of some 1200 people.
Photo by Scott Taylor
Chief Art Adolph, Xaxlip graveyard
Kukwpi7 (Chief) Art Adolph, visiting his grandfathers grave in Xaxlip.
His Grandfather, Chief Fransois Thomas Adolph, signed the declaration of the Lillooet tribe in 1911.
Annual St'at'imc gathering
Every year the St'at'imc Nation gathers to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of the Lillooet Tribe, signed May 10, 1911