Our History

We grew from a determination to seek out a prosperous future.

After St’át’imc and BC Hydro signed a Comprehensive Settlement and Relations Agreement in 2011, St’át’imc have worked to establish a structure to manage and implement the settlement agreement. The structure includes a political, governance and economic entity.

St’át’imc Chiefs Council (SCC) is the political body entity, comprising of the 11 St’át’imc communities. The St’át’imc Authority (SA) is authorized to sign agreements on behalf of the Nation.

St’át’imc Government Services (SGS) are responsible for the implementation of the Settlement Agreement.

Since 2014, St’át’imc Eco-Resources Ltd. is a for-profit incorporated entity comprising 9 of the 11 St’át’imc communities and facilitates sustainable economic development opportunities for the St’át’imc Nation.

Milestones in the history of SER

1998

Where it all began

The St’át’imc people gave the Chiefs the direction to work together to advance and protect St’át’imc Title and Rights. The St’át’imc Chiefs formalized as an unincorporated society called the St’át’imc Chiefs Council (SCC) to collectively work and advocate for the St’át’imc people and their lands on various political issues.

May 10, 2011

Signing of the St’át’imc Settlement Agreement

St’át’imc and BC Hydro signed a Comprehensive Settlement Agreement which includes a Relations Agreement. The Relations Agreement, amongst other things, provides employment and contracting opportunities with the nation and communities.
March 2012

Water Use Plan Projects

SER is awarded the opportunity from BC Hydro to monitor the Water Use Plan Projects throughout St’át’imc territory by approved Request for Supplier Qualifications.

2012

Forming of SER

St’át’imc Eco-Resources (SER) was formed for the purpose of entering into business agreements that will stimulate the economy for the St’át’imc Nation.

Future

Our hope for the future is to provide sustainable economic prosperity for St’át’imc peoples and their lands in a way that respects, protects and honours cultural integrity and the environment.

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