From the Office of the Chief –
On behalf of Tk̓emlúps Council, I would just like to say Yerí7 re sxexé7 (congrats) to all the TteS graduates of 2022. We would like to pay tribute to your hard work and dedication that you have had to get you to this very important milestone – graduation.
Challenges will always be there, so it is up to you how to face them and grow and learn from them.
We also acknowledge and celebrate the teachers that have influenced, inspired and supported you throughout the years.
As you move forward in life, we also want you to carry with great pride your identity as Tk̓emlúpsemc. Never forget your roots and the importance of culture, language, and traditions. These values are what links generations to generations. The recognition of the interconnectedness of all, and respect for our lands, water, medicines, plants, and each other, will help guide you towards a successful future. Try to maintain balance in your life to create health and happiness.
Here are the words I live by: “Know your Passion, Visualize your Plans, Collect your Resources, and always be Determined to Succeed!” I practice those values in both my personal and professional life and share that with all of you as you continue with your academic paths.
We at TteS truly wish you so much success today and in the future!! Congratulations to all the Grads of 2022!! You did it and we wish you success in all your endeavors. Le7es ke7s w7ec wel me7 yews!! ( we wish you the best forever/always!!)
Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc
Kukpi7 Rosanne Casimir (Chief)
On behalf of Council