Metéltwecw-kt Es Knúcwetwecw-kt
"Everyone come together to help one another."


In 1982 the 17 Secwepemc Bands representing the Shuswap Nation signed a declaration to work in unity to preserve, record, perpetuate and enhance Secwepemc language, history and culture.

The Secwepemc Cultural Education Society (SCES), a non-profit organization, was established in 1983. It is governed by a board of directors representing the Secwepemc communities. The Society's mandate is to develop curriculum materials and establish a centre that will collect, house, and preserve, Secwepemc historical, cultural, educational, and legal materials. Several departments have been created to fulfill this mandate including Education, Language, Communications and Aboriginal Trades Training.

The Secwepemc Cultural Education Society is a non-profit First Nations organization with offices and other facilities located at the Chief Louis Centre on the Kamloops Indian Reserve. Established in 1982 the SCES is governed by representatives from the Secwepemc Bands plus a representative from the Secwepemc Elders Council. The Mandate of the SCES is to assist the Secwepemc people and bands to preserve, record, perpetuate, and enhance the Secwepemc language, history, and culture.

SCES can be contacted:

Secwepemc Cultural Education Society
E3-750 Cottonwood Ave

Kamloops BC

V2B 3X2
Phone: (250)376-0903
Fax: (250)376-2133