Historic agreement between Simpcw, Adams
A historic agreement on co-operation has been signed by representatives of the Simpcw First Nation and the Adams Lake Band.
The two communities are both members of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation, an indigenous nation with a vast territory in the southern and central regions of British Columbia, encompassing the drainage basins of the South Thompson and North Thompson rivers.
“Simpcw First Nation and the Adams Lake Band share a common heritage and a common interest in the sustainable and equitable management of resources within our respective portions of Secwepemc territory,” said Acting Chief Fred Fortier.
Chief Nelson Leon of Adams Lake Band said the agreement between the two communities will bring long-term mutual benefits through co-operation in political, economic and social matters, and through the strengthening of mutual ties of culture, friendship and family connections between Adams Lake Band and Simpcw First Nation.