SECWÉPEMC

SUXWA'PMUX - SHUSWAP - ATNAH (in Dakelh language)

 

Secwépemc Territory: South central British Columbia and Jasper National Park area.

 

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 / ZAKTEINEMUK DIVISION:

 

Ashcroft Indian Band : part of whose membership is Secwepemc
Ashcroft, British Columbia

 

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 / STLEMHULEHAMUK DIVISION:

 

Esketemc Indian Band
Alkali Lake, British Columbia

 

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

 

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

 

T'exelc / Sugar Cane 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 / STIETAMUK DIVISION:

 

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

 

 

NORTH THOMPSON / TEKKAKALT 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

 

 

SNARE DIVISION:

 

Aseniwuche Winewak : part of whose membership is Snare Division
Grande Cache, Alberta

 

Canim Lake / Tsq'escenemc Band : part of whose membership is Snare Division
100 Mile House, British Columbia

 

Simpcw First Nation : part of whose membership is Snare Division
Barriere, 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 (2018) - 11,200

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. It also included land from Cache Creek, B.C. south through Spence Bridge as far as Nicomen (which is just north of Lytton.)

 

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.

 

I have come information indicating that the Ashcroft Band was cobbled together, recently, with many of their members having Secwepemc roots.

 

 

 

The 1862 Smallpox epidemic tragically terminated the following Secwépemc Bands:


FRASER RIVER DIVISION: Buckskin Creek / Tcukkehwank Band > Went extinct.


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


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


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


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


BONAPARTE DIVISION: Rocky Point Band on the Thompson River (Mauvais Rocher IR #5) > Survivors went to the Bonaparte and Skeetchestn Bands. (Later, with an influx of "unsigned" First Nation individuals, the Bonaparte Band was partitioned resulting in the Ashcroft Band.)