Skwlax (Little Shuswap)

Language(s): 
FN Code: 
689

The people of the Little Shuswap are known in their language as Skwlax. "The settlers could not say the Shuswap name so it is known today as Squilax. Skwlax in the Shuswap language is known as black bear."[[quoted from http://www.littleshuswaplake.com/]]

Community information

"The Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band is located along the eastern end of the Little Shuswap Lake and along the western and northern end of the Big Shuswap Lake and follows along the Adams River and Little River. The Band has five parcels of land encompassing 3,112.7 hectares."[[quoted from http://www.littleshuswaplake.com/]]

Population on reserve: 205[[8229]]
Population off reserve: 150[[8229]]
Total population: 355[[8229]]

Language information

Secwepemctsín

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Historically known as:

Little Shuswap Indian Band
Squilax
Phone: 
(250) 679-3203
Fax: 
(250) 679-3220 or (250) 679-4422
Email2: 
Email3: 

LNA 1s

Title Submitted Organization/First Nation/Government Language
LNA6337 - Skwlax (Little Shuswap) First Nation Submitted Skwlax (Little Shuswap) First Nation Secwepemctsín
LNA2845 - Secwepemc Cultural Education Society Submitted Secwepemc Cultural Education Society Secwepemctsín