Xatśūll members both from within the community and those living away from the community spent time watching the Citizens Assembly on Friday, Nov. 6. The proceedings were live-streamed from the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council offices.
The assembly included opening comments from the four NSTQ chiefs, among others, presentations on child & family services, self-government, a (new) NSTC Administration Building, the future of Sewepemcstin and Secwepemcstin place names as well as a Treaty update and plenty of prize draws.
“The turnout for our online audience was amazing, yes we had a few technical glitches, but with a strong communications team, we were able to get things sorted quickly. Speaking with a few members from the communities, the live sites were greatly appreciated and well attended by the ones who felt comfortable to do so in this time of the pandemic we are faced with,” says NSTC Communications Coordinator Heather Camille.
In addition to the presentations, there were Elder and Youth Panels with Ralph Phillips and Trey Stinson representing Xatśūll on the respective panels.
“We’d like to thank all our members who attended in the gym or watched the Assembly online, the panel members and all the staff who helped make it possible,” says Communications Coordinator Max Winkelman who organized the gym for members to watch the proceedings in.