Esketemc First Nation
: Negotiating a
comprehensive treaty settlement within the British Columbia
Treaty Commission six-stage
: Negotiating independently
with Canada and British Columbia. Not affiliated with a tribal
council or treaty group.
: Approximately 50 km south
of Williams Lake, in the B.C. Interior. Main community is
on Alkali Indian Reserve #1. (19 reserves on 3,931.8 hectares.)
Number of Band Members: 808 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and
Residence February 2010, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
The Esketemc First Nation entered the treaty process in December
1993, and is now in Stage
4 of the six-stage process, negotiating an agreement in principle.
The treaty table is meeting to draft chapter
language for an agreement in principle.
In November 2009, Esketemc First Nation received federal and provincial funding to improve forest health and productivity and reduce wildfire risk in the Central Cariboo Forest District.
As dates are established for open public meetings, they will be
publicized through the local media and on the B.C. Treaty Commission
website Negotiations Calendar.