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SILGA Conference

Posted on: May 8, 2024

Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc hosted opening ceremonies for the Annual Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) Conference; TteS welcomed interior professionals from both First Nations and Non-First Nations Governments to gather for the purpose of learning and networking. The theme of this year’s conference is “Keeping The Ball Rolling” which works to encourage and celebrate current members of Local Governments to continue to uphold the work that has come before them through positive relationship building, teamwork, and seeking a better future for all.

Tkwenem7iple7 Nikki Fraser offered a keynote speech to kick off the event in the Arbour the morning of May 1st. Tkwenem7iple7 Nikki noted the excitement and gratitude she had for this conference being held of the land of TteS, and she welcomed respected dignitaries with open arms. Tkwenem7iple7 Nikki delivered a powerful keynote that focused on the relationship between TteS and the City of Kamloops. In her address, she paid much respect to the past leaders that had come before her, and acknowledged the hard work that has been put into these relationships for over thirty years. Tkwenem7iple7 Nikki celebrated both TteS and the City of Kamloops for their dedication to having valuable, and at times, hard conversations that ultimately work to serve the greater good of all communities. The efforts put into these relationships show up today, and TteS is proud of the work they see through in collaboration and respect with The City of Kamloops.

The Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) gather annually to discuss local government matters, educate themselves and one another on current trends and missions, and network between governments.