Secwépemc People, Land, and Laws is a journey through the 10,000-year history of the Interior Plateau nation in British Columbia. Secwépemc People, Land, and Laws points to the ways in which Indigenous laws and traditions can guide present and future social and political process among the Secwépemc and with settler society.
The Indigenous Law Research Unit collaborated with the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council to articulate Secwepémc laws relating to land and resources. The final report includes a comprehensive analysis, casebook, and glossary of Secwépemctsín terms used in the analysis.
Created by the Indigenous Law Research Unit and the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council to explore Secwépemc legal principles and processes in relation to land and natural resources. The analysis of law that is offered in these pages is guided and enriched by the voices Secwépemc community witnesses who participated in community interviews in the summer of 2015.