Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc | (250) 828-9700 |

Our Story

Our Story

The Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc (TteS), recipient of the 2008 Community Economic Developer of the Year Award from the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO), is a progressive community committed to attaining self-sufficiency and independence through education and economic development.

The Band has strengthened their community with childcare, education and health care facilities as well as other initiatives and infrastructure. They have created over 200 direct jobs, generated $200 million in regional economic activity, and pioneered the development of Indian property taxation authority.

The Band currently has approximately 1,000 members living on and off its 33,000-acre (130 km2) reserve. The reserve supports a variety of uses including residential, industrial, commercial and agricultural. In 1999, the TIB purchased Harper Ranch, now known as Spiyu7ullucw Ranch Corporation, which added 20,000 acres of fee simple land and crown leases for resource development and other economic opportunities.

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