The High Bar First Nation
is a First Nations
government of the Secwepemc
(Shuswap) Nation, located in the Fraser Canyon
region of the Central Interior
of the Canadian province
of British Columbia
. It was created when the government of the then-Colony of British Columbia
established an Indian Reserve
system in the 1860s. It is one of three Secwepemc bands that is not a member of either the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council
or the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council
. The High Bar people are also partly Tsilhqot'in
and have links with some Chilcotin First Nations.
In the Chilcotin language, the High Bar people are the Llenlleney'ten. The Secwepemc in the Fraser Canyon and on the Chilcotin Plateau are also known as the Canyon Shuswap and have traditionally had close ties with the Tsilhqot'in people.