The Secwepemc people consider themselves as much a part of their landscape as the other species they share it with. Over countless generations they have established expertise in harvesting indigenous foods and medicines. At Riverfresh we believe in embracing the ways of our ancestors while celebrating the seasons of change. We are preserving traditions from our past and embracing modern methods to continue our cultural traditions and support our community.
Our mission is to inspire healthier sustainable communities by connecting people to indigenous seafood.
Our way of life is based on respect for nature, this demands participation in preserving it. We aspire to reverse the decline in viable BC salmon fisheries and raise the bar for conservation, sustainability and traceability.
About Shuswap Nation
The Secwepemc, known in English as the Shuswap people, are a First Nations people residing in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The Shuswap territory originally occupied by the Secwepemc people covered approximately 145,000 square Kilometres. They relied heavily on hunting, trading and fishing to support their communities. The Secwepemc are perhaps the most numerous of the Interior Salish peoples of British Columbia if based upon the numbers who speak their language.