Welcome to Secwepemc Territory

A Rich Heritage


The Chief and Council of the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band welcomes you to the territory known 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.

Whether you are travelling through on vacation or planning to stay with us awhile, we know you will agree that truly we have the "Land of the Great Spirit." From the snow-capped mountains to the panoramic view of the Shuswap Lake, the natural scenic wonders will leave you breathless and yearning to return once more.

A limited amount of hunting on the reservation has preserved the abundance of wildlife in their pristine environment minutes from the highway. Most of the recreational areas are especially scenic with excellent fishing close at hand. The flora and fauna of the Little Shuswap are a photographers dream.

With all that we have to offer, we invite you to visit as a guest and leave as a friend. All that we ask is that you treat the land and the people with respect. This is our home for the short time that we are here on Mother Earth, but it is the home of the great spirit for eternity.

We Are Secwepemc

We are aboriginal, a First Nation of Canada. This means we identify ourselves as the First peoples to inhabit this land, the First Nation here. We believe we have been here for time immemorial.
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