Office hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8 AM - 4 PM
Closed for Lunch: 12 PM – 1 PM
(Closed all statutory holidays)

S'ólh téméxw te íkw'elò. xólhmet te mekw' stám it kwelát
This is our land. We have to take care of everything that belongs to us.

Hí:kw - Our Values

Our vision, goals, objectives and actions are informed and guided by or fundamental values. These core values include:

  • Unbroken Aboriginal Rights and title to our land

  • Leadership by our respected Si:yám Council

  • Full engagement of an accountability to our membership

  • Mutual support and sharing within and amongst families

  • Respect fro our traditional cultural values and our history

  • respect for all things

  • management of our community and our lands for future generations

T:weséleq - Governance

The Nation has a custom electoral system 

The Nation as a custom electoral system and is governed by Si:yám. Si:yám Council are respected people in the community who have been appointed, by their families, to provide leadership. 

Si:yám Councillors may consider adopting portfolios in order to keep the Council informed of developments pertaining to band issues. Si:yám Councillors elected as the portfolio holders are not authorized to make decisions in their field, but provide the council with detailed information and recommendations so the council can make a decision as a whole group generating equality and fairness. The portfolio holder will be responsible for upholding the decisions and opinion of the Council, The purpose of this governance structure is to provide an organizational structure for the operation of the nation to maintain harmonious, respectful, effective and efficient relationships between the Si:yám, Administrator, and the Shxw’ōwhámel First Nation members.

élíyá - Goal Statement

Ensure consistent, transparent, and trustworthy governance and administration of the community and strengthen relationships with the tíyt Tribe and the broader Sto:lo community.

For more information, please visit or call the office 

58700A St Elmo Road, Hope BC

604.869.2627