Simpcw

Language(s): 
FN Code: 
691

"The Simpcw are a division of the Secwepemc, or Shuswap, who occupied the drainage of the North Thompson River upstream from McLure to the headwaters of Fraser River from McBride to Tete Jeune Cache, over to Jasper and south to the headwaters of the Athabasca River. The Simpcw speak the Secwepemc language, a Salishan language, shared among many of the First Nations in the Fraser and Thompson River drainage."[[quoted from http://www.simpcw.com]]

Community information

"Today about half of the over six hundred Simpcw people live on the Simpcw First Nation Indian Reserve at Chu Chua just north of Barriere and on the Louis Creek Reserve. Many band members are employed in the forest industry as mill workers and loggers. The band owns a small sawmill. The Simpcw First Nation employs many members in various capacities."[[quoted from http://www.simpcw.com]]

Population on reserve: 216[[8529]]
Population off reserve: 491[[8529]]
Total population: 707[[8529]]

Language information

Secwepemctsín

Number of Fluent Speakers:
Number of Speakers that understand some of the language:
Number of Speakers learning the language:

Historically known as:

North Thompson Indian Band
Phone: 
(250) 672-9995
Fax: 
(250) 672-5858
Email2: 
Email3: 

LNA 1s

Title Submitted Organization/First Nation/Government Language
LNA6419 - Simpcw First Nation Submitted Simpcw First Nation Secwepemctsín
LNA6418 - Secwepemc Cultural Education Society Submitted Secwepemc Cultural Education Society Secwepemctsín
LNA6190 - Simpcw First Nation Submitted Simpcw First Nation Secwepemctsín
LNA3498 - Simpcw First Nation Submitted Simpcw First Nation Secwepemctsín
LNA2845 - Secwepemc Cultural Education Society Submitted Secwepemc Cultural Education Society Secwepemctsín