Long before my people journeyed to this land, your people were here . . .

We recognize and honour the people of the Simpcw First Nation on whose traditional unceded lands we live, work, play, and gather in community for fellowship and worship.  May justice and reconciliation come to all peoples in the love of the Creator.

~ from the Simpcw First Nation Website: http://www.simpcw.com/our-land.htm

The area served by the North Thompson Ecumenical Shared Ministry and the communities of Barriere and Clearwater sit on the traditional unceded territory of the Simpcw people who are a division of the Secwepemc, or Shuswap, Nation.  This territory is considered unceded because, as with nearly all of British Columbia, there is no treaty between those that settled on and colonized this land and the original inhabitants.

For more information about the Simpcw First Nation, visit their website.