Nemaia Valley (British Columbia)

Nemaiah Valley, British Columbia

Nemaiah Valley, also spelled Nemiah Valley and Nemaia Valley, is an unincorporated locality and First Nations reserve and ranching community between Chilko Lake and the Taseko Lakes in the Chilcotin District of the Central Interior of British Columbia.

It is the home of the Xeni Gwet'in band of the Tsilhqot'in people.

The name of Konni Lake, located near the eastern end of Nemaia Valley, is derived from the Tsilhqot'in language name Xeni.


  • Lane, Robert (1953) Cultural Relations of the Chilcotin Indians of West Central British Columbia, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Washington.
  • Lane, Robert (1981) "Chilcotin." In June Helm (ed.), Handbook of North American Indians: Subarctic, Vol.6., Smithsonian Institution, Washington.

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