Aitchelitz First Nation

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The Aitchelitz First Nation, also known as the Aitchelitz Band, is a First Nations band government of the Sto:lo people, located at Sardis, British Columbia, Canada (Chilliwack). It is a member of the Sto:lo Nation tribal council.[1]

Reserves[edit]

The band has three Indian Reserves:[2]

  • Aitchelitch 9, 21.4 ha., 2.25 miles southwest of downtown Chilliwack
  • Grass 5, 64.8 ha, 3.5 miles southeast of downtown Chilliwack
  • Skumalasph 16, 468.4 ha., 6 miles northwest of downtown Chilliwack

It also shares Pekw'Xe:yles (Peckquaylis) Reserve, the former St. Mary's Indian Residential School and associated lands in Mission, with 20 other Sto:lo band governments.

Treaty process[edit]

Aitchelitz First Nation is part of seven of the 11 Sto:lo Nation First Nations have decided to continue in the BC Treaty Process. They have reached Stage 4. [3]

Population[edit]

The band has a registered population of 40, 25 of whom live on one of the band's reserves.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aitchelitz". Government of Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Aitchelitz Reserves". Government of Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Stó:lo Nation". Executive Council of British Columbia. 2009. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Aitchelitz Population". Government of Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. 2009. Retrieved July 26, 2009.