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We have closed down camp for the Winter

We have closed down camp for the winter. We do not have the capacity or the resources to keep a 24 hour 7 days a week camp during the winter. Our structures are not heated or permanent. Closing camp leaves time for the Secwepemc people to take care of their home fires and their health, while also fighting the pipeline. Secwepemc still say no to the pipeline and more ceremony and actions will take place. Please stay tuned for what is taking place on Instgram: @r.i.s.e.2020 and Facebook: “We the Secwepemc: Virtual Unity Camp to Stop TMX” and sign up for email updates: 

Know Secwepemc Protocol

  • You are on Secwepemc land and therefore agree to following Secwepemc leadership and Secwepemc Law.
  • This is a ceremonial space. No drugs or alcohol are permitted. Please clean up after yourself.
  • You are expected to be self sufficient. We have food and water, however we are operating on a by-donation basis and can not guarantee we will always have enough food to feed everyone. Please be respectful of our protocol for elders, pregnant women, and children to be served first.
  • Sqeq’petsin is named after the sandy beach of the river on which we are living. There is ample space to physically distance, however there is no running water other than the river. Please make plans for your own personal hygiene as needed. 
  • No pictures of the camp are permitted unless permission is given by Secwepemc leadership at Sqeq’petsin.
  • No speaking to media is permitted unless permission is given by Secwepemc leadership at Sqeq’petsin.
  • No speaking to police.
  • No speaking to bylaw officers, TMX employees or other groups or organizations such as businesses or NGOs about details of the activities taking place at Sqeq’petsin.
  • The Secwepemc Nation covers a large territory and we have our own protocols and ways of conducting ourselves even within our own Nation. In coming here, you agree take the time to listen and understand our way of being at the Sacred Fire.