The 40th annual BC Elders Gathering is under way in Williams Lake.
The Tl’etinqox (Anaham), one of six Tsilhqot’in communities, is the host for this year’s event which is themed River Unity, River Spirit-“Keepers of the land and water”.
The event is the premier gathering for elders who come from all over the province to re-connect with old friends.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs gave his thanks elders for their work which he says has paved the way for the progress of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
The Elders Gathering kicked off with a Wild West Rodeo show Monday.
Committee Chair Cecil Grinder says the event is expected to host as many as 3,000 guests before it concludes Thursday.