SECWÉPEMC

SHUSWAP - ATNAH

 

Secwépemc Territory: South central British Columbia

 

Portals
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Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
Kamloops, British Columbia

 

Northern Secwépemc te Qelmucw Leadership Council "Shuswap People of the North"
Williams Lake, British Columbia

 

 

BONAPARTE DIVISION:

 

Bonaparte / St'uxwtéws Indian Band
Cache Creek, British Columbia

 

Ts'kw'aylaxw First Nation : part of whose membership is Secwépemc
Pavilion, British Columbia

 

Xaxli’p Band: part of whose membership is Secwépemc
Lillooet, British Columbia

 

 

FRASER RIVER DIVISION:

 

Esketemc Indian Band
Alkali Lake, British Columbia

 

High Bar / Llenlleney'ten First Nation
Clinton, British Columbia

 

Stswecem'c and Xgat'tem First Nation
Canoe Creek and Dog Creek, British Columbia

 

T'exelc / Williams Lake Indian Band
Williams Lake, British Columbia

 

Whispering Pines-Clinton / Pellt'iq't Indian Band
Kamloops, British Columbia

 

Xats'ull / Soda Creek First Nation
Williams Lake, British Columbia

 

 

KINBASKET DIVISION:

 

Shuswap / Kenpesq't Band
Invermere, British Columbia

 

 

LAKE DIVISION:

 

Canim Lake / Tsq'escenemc Band
100 Mile House, British Columbia

 

 

NORTH THOMPSON DIVISION:

 

Simpcw First Nation
Barriere, British Columbia

 

 

SEXQELTKEMC TE SECWEPEMC DIVISION:

 

Adams Lake / Sexqeltqin/ Hust’alen Indian Band
Chase, British Columbia

 

Little Shuswap Lake / Skwlax Indian Band
Chase, British Columbia

 

Neskonlith / Sk'emtsin Indian Band
Chase, British Columbia

 

Splatsin / Spallumcheen First Nation
Enderby, British Columbia

 

 

STK'EMLUPSEMC TE SECWEPEMC DIVISION:

 

Skeetchestn Indian Band
Deadman's Creek, British Columbia

 

Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc
Kamloops, British Columbia

 

 

Secwépemc Population
Canada (2014) - 10,700

S A L I S H INTERIOR

 

 

COMMENTS

 

Pre-Contact territory included land from Enderby, B.C. south along Okanagan Lake to the present day site of Kelowna, B.C.

 

In the Historic era, a chunk of land from Kamloops, B.C. 50 kilometres south to Nicola Lake was relinquished to the Okanagans via the Fish Lake Accord.....very generous of them.

 

 

 

The 1862 Smallpox epidemic tragically terminated the following Secwépemc Bands:


FRASER RIVER DIVISION: Buckskin Creek Band > Went extinct.


FRASER RIVER DIVISION: Empire Valley Band > Survivors went to the Dog Creek Band.


FRASER RIVER DIVISION: Big Bar Band > Survivors went to the Clinton Band.


CANYON DIVISION: Riske Creek Band, North Canyon Band, South Canyon Band, Chilcotin Mouth Band > Survivors went to the Alkali Lake Band.


LAKE DIVISION: Lac La Hache Band, Green Timber Band (located on Green Lake) > Survivors went to the Canim Lake Band.


BONAPARTE DIVISION: Thompson River Band > Survivors went to the Bonaparte and Skeetchestn Bands.