St’át’imc – Tsal’alhmec, The People of the Lake (Tsal’alh Membership), that have lived and thrived along the lake since time immemorial, are located in a semi-isolated, remote area at the most central/northern point of the St’át’imc Territory along the shores of Seton and Anderson Lake. As one of the 11 St’át’imc communities within the St’át’imc Territory they have always had a close relationship with the land and collective stewardship responsibility that is very important to the Tsal’alhmec. They understand and respectfully acknowledge the legacy that their ancestors have left them, and with their guidance they will continue to live their culture and traditions for generations to come.
Today as St’at’imc – Tsal’alhmec membership is about 700 and growing strong, with approximately 320 members who live on reserve. The community has its own pre-school, elementary school, high school, health centre, fire hall and an elder’s lodge. They also have a gas bar, RV Park, Hotel, sawmill, and produce many fine arts and crafts, in addition to being the main Internet Service Provider in the area.