All St'at'imc communities fish along the Fraser river, near the confluence of the Bridge River
Ts'wan, wind dried salmon has sustained St'at'imc people for thousands of years
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.
On top of 'Womans mountain', participants of the annual culture camp sing songs and dance.
Xwelacken, Howard Sheilds teaching youth at St'at'imc culture camp. Chipping obsidian to make razor sharp arrow heads.
Danielle Jacobs Alexander, learning how to skin a deer at culture camp
Visiting an ancient village site.
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
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.
St'at'imc songs enrich the film, and tell stories of the land and the people.
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
On May 10th, 2011, the 100 year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of the Lillooet Tribe, there was over 100 drums in the circle! The children danced to the Eagle Song and prayed for the next 100 years.
Spirit of the People