Tk'emlups (Kamloops)

Language(s): 
FN Code: 
688

"Tk'emlups te Secwepemc formerly known as Kamloops Indian Band land base was established in 1862 under the direction of Governor James Douglas. It is located east of the North Thompson River and north of the South Thompson River, adjacent to the City of Kamloops. The word "Kamloops" is the English translation of the Shuswap word Tk'emlups, meaning where the rivers meet and for centuries has been the home of the Tk'emlupsemc, people of the confluence."[[quoted from http://www.shuswapnation.org/bands/member-bands/kib.html]]

Community information

"Despite the effects of small pox epidemics in the 1800s and early 1900s, Tk'emlups remains the largest of the Secwepemc bands. Today we have more than 1,000 members living on and off the reserve. Our 33,000-acre reserve, supports a variety of uses including residential, industrial, commercial and agricultural. In recent years, Tk'emlups purchased the former Harper Ranch which added 20,000 acres of land and crown leases for resource development and other economic opportunities. Tk'emlups manages the operation of the Sk'elep School of Excellence, the Tk'emlups Gas Bar and holds the Kamloopa Pow Wow annually."[[quoted from http://www.shuswapnation.org/bands/member-bands/kib.html]]

Population on reserve: 561[[8365]]
Population off reserve: 799[[8365]]
Total population: 1360[[8365]]

Language information

Secwepemctsín

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Historically known as:

Kamloops Indian Band
Tk’umlups Indian Band
Phone: 
(250) 828-9700
Fax: 
(250) 372-8833
Email1: 

LNA 1s

Title Submitted Organization/First Nation/Government Language
LNA6437 - Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Submitted Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Secwepemctsín
LNA6380 - Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Submitted Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Secwepemctsín
LNA6225 - Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Submitted Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Secwepemctsín
LNA6182 - Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Submitted Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Secwepemctsín
LNA6113 - Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Submitted Tk'emlups te Secwepemc Secwepemctsín
LNA3730 - Tk'emlups te Secwepemc (Kamloops Indian Band) Submitted Tk'emlups te Secwepemc (Kamloops Indian Band) Secwepemctsín
LNA2845 - Secwepemc Cultural Education Society Submitted Secwepemc Cultural Education Society Secwepemctsín