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contributed by Valentin Poposki, 29 October 2005
Apparently the St'at'imc were formerly known as the Lillooet.
The St'át'imc are the original inhabitants of the territory which extends north to Churn Creek and south to French Bar; northwest to the headwaters of Bridge River; north and east toward Hat Creek Valley; east to the Big Slide; south to the island on Harrison Lake and west of the Fraser River to the headwaters of Lillooet River, Ryan River and Black Tusk.And at the St'át'imc Chiefs Council we learn:
As holders of one of the richest fisheries along the Fraser River, the St'át'imc defend and control a rich resource that feeds our people throughout the winter, and serves as a valued staple for trade with our neighboring nations.
The St'át'imc Chiefs Council (SCC) consists of political representatives from the 11 communities within the St'át'imc Nation. These communities include Bridge River (Nxwisten), Pavilion (Ts'kw'aylacw), Cayoose Creek (Sekw'el'was), Mt. Currie (Lil'wat), Seton Lake (Chalath), Lillooet (T'it'q'et), Fountain (Xaxl'ip), Anderson Lake (N'quatqua), Douglas (Xa'xtsa), Skatin and Samahquam.For several years the St'at'imic have been protesting the possible paving of logging roads in the region and the construction of ski resorts.
At the Stl'atl'imx Tribal Police site is a description of the tribal emblem:
The eagle symbolizes, vision, leadership, and transcendence. The medicine wheel recognizes the four directions, four nationalities, and the four ages, all of which means balance. The eleven feathers represent the eleven bands (communities) within the Stl'atl'imx Nation.Phil Nelson, 29 October 2005
image contributed by Valentin Poposki, 27 December 2021The Stlʼatlʼimx Tribal Police Service (STPS) is the police force for St'at'imc aboriginal peoples of British Columbia. The STPS is the only aboriginal police service in British Columbia. Their officers are appointed as designated provincial constables, and have full police powers on and off-duty throughout the province. They are based in Lillooet and Mount Currie.