St'at'imc Cultural Experiences
Spawing Channel Tours & Salmon Educational Tours
650 Industrial Pl.

Xwisten Experience Tours
Archaeological Pit House and Fishing Tours

Environmental and Cultural Tours


First Nations

St'át'imc Territory

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.


The St'át'imc way of life is inseparably connected to the land. Our people use different locations throughout our territory of rivers, mountains and lakes, planning our trips with the best times to hunt and fish, harvest food and gather medicines. The lessons of living on the land are a large part of the inheritance passed on from St'át'imc elders to our children.

The Upper St'át'imc Language, Culture and Education Society (USLCES), Lillooet BC

As a registered charitable organization, USLCES has worked since 1991 on behalf of its First Nations communities and band councils to enhance and maintain St'át’imcets (St'át’imc language) and other cultural knowledge through education. Please browse this site to learn more about who we are and the many projects that we have completed and are working on.

The following six bands speak the upper dialect of the St’at’imc language and are neighbors to the District of Lillooet:


Cayoose Creek Band - Sekw'el'was

Box 484, Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250.256.4136, Fax 250.256.4138

Chief: Michelle Edwards

Perry Redan
Lisa LaRochelle
Shirley LaRochelle

Administrator: Trudy Redan


Bridge River Indian Band - Xwisten

Box 190, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250.256.7423, Fax 250.256.7999

Chief: Susan James

Ina williams, Brenda Frank
Gerald Michel, Harold James

Administrator: Bradley Jack

T'ít'q'et First Nation (formerly known as Lillooet Indian Band)

Box 615, Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250.256.4118, Fax 250.256.4544

Community Chief: Kevin Whitney
Tribal Chief: Shelly Leech

Marilyn Napoleon, Robert Leech,
Kevin Whitney, Dean Billy, George Napolean

Administrator:Wendy Phair

Pavilion Indian Band - Ts'kw'aylaXw

Box 2200, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250.256.4204, Fax 250.256.4058

Community Chief: Robert Shintah

Carrie Bob
Delores McDonald
Georgina Grinder
Marvin Bob

Administrator: Sharon Edwards



Box 1330, Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250.256.4800, Fax 250.256.4803

Chief: Arthur Adolph

Valerie Diablo, Howard Bob,
Isaac Adolph, Nora Billy,
Pauline Michell, Jeffery Saul

Administrator: Dora Demers


Seton Lake Band - Chalath

S-3, Box 76 Shalalth, BC V0N 3C0
Phone: 250.259.8227, Fax: 250.259.8384

Chief: Larry Casper Jr.

Rodney Louie, Crystal Branget
Ida Peter, Dionne Mohammed
Phyllis Peters

Director of Operations: Jody Delaney