) are an Interior Salish
people located in the southern Coast Mountains
and Fraser Canyon
region of the Interior
of the Canadian province
of British Columbia
. They total about 6000.
- N'quatqua in D'Arcy. Also known as the Anderson Lake Band and one of the original members of the breakaway In-SHUCK-ch Nation, although now on its own from that organization and from the Lillooet Tribal Council, despite close family ties to the various bands of that organization. Located at the head of Anderson Lake, northeast of Pemberton. Historically the N'Quatqua and Tsalalh bands were one group, the Lakes Lillooet or Lexalexamux, and included a group at the foot of Seton Lake, near Lillooet, known as the Skimka'imx.
- Tsaľálh (Shalalth), Skeil, Ohin, Lh7us (Slosh) and Nquayt (Nkiat). Lh7us and Nquayt are at Seton Portage, Skeil, Ohin and Shalalth farther east along Seton Lake. All of these are collectively self-governed within the Lillooet Tribal Council as the Seton Lake First Nation.
- Sekw’el’wás in Lillooet (Cayoose Creek/Pashilqua Reserves)
- T'ít'q'et in Lillooet, also spelled Tl'itl'kt (Lillooet Reserve)
- Nxwísten in Lillooet (Bridge River Indian Band)
- Cácl'ep near Lillooet (pron. /ˈhah.lip/ and also spelled Xa'xlip) Fountain Indian Band.
- Ts'kw'aylacw, also known as the Pavilion Indian Band and located at Pavilion, which is between Lillooet and Cache Creek on the lip of the Fraser Canyon and at the outlet of the karst landscape forming Marble Canyon, beyond which are the territories of the Bonaparte Band of the Shuswap Nation.
The declaration of the Lillooet Tribe was made in 1911 in Spences Bridge and is the nation's declaration of ownership over lands that had been seized by non-native settlers at Seton Portage at onset of the 20th Century, and is considered a general statement of principle regarding ownership of all traditional territories of the St'at'imcets-speaking peoples. The Declaration of the Lilooet Tribe is the Lillooet Tribe's first formal declaration to the world of the tribes status as a Country, in International terms, as they understood them at that time. The Declaration is mentioned as the foundation document of all the various organizations of the Lillooet Tribe in place today, such as the St'at'imc Chiefs Council, Lillooet Tribal Council and the In-SHUCK-ch Nation. The Declaration brings the tribe together at the grassroots level as a Country.
The language of the Sťaťimc people is St'at'imcets
(also known as Lillooet), a member of the Interior Salish
group which includes the languages of the neighbouring Secwepemc
) and Nlaka'pamux
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