• Membership
  • Terms of Reference
  • “The land never fails in its beauty and its essence to take my breath away and calm me like nothing else can. I forget the breakdown of our name for it but I know and feel that we as sqilxw, as Syilx people are connected to it. As relatives we are born from it. We have parts of the land within our blood, our bodies, the rocks as minerals, the water our life blood that flows through our veins, the air the oxygen, the wind our breath, you name it, it is there within us as a reminder. Our captikwt remind us of our responsibilities and roles we have as sqilxw among the land. I cherish it all and keep it close to my heart. - Brandy Baptiste”

Youth Leadership

Smelqmix Youth Leadership Council

Through the Strategic Planning of the Chief and Council in 2008, Council directed the implementation of a youth leadership council. The Terms of Reference were adopted in

Youth Leadership Council is a group of Lower Similkameen Youth who meets during the school year every other Wednesday at the Band Office and meet with the Chief and Council quarterly.

To find out when the next meeting is or to join this Council contact the band office.