Canoe Creek Band/Dog Creek Indian Band

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The Canoe Creek Band/Dog Creek Indian Band, also known as the Canoe Creek First Nation and/or Dog Creek First Nation is a First Nations government of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation, located in the Fraser Canyon-Cariboo 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 a member government of the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council.

In the Shuswap language, the Canoe Creek/Dog Creek Band are the Stswecem'c and Xgat'tem. The territory of the band spans the Fraser River and is around the basins of Dog Creek, across from Gang Ranch, and Canoe Creek to the east of the river, and its canyon in between. The area is to the west of 100 Mile House and south of the city of Willams Lake and the reserves of the Alkali Lake First Nation in between.

Indian Reserves[edit]

Indian Reserves under the administration of the band are:[1]

Demographics[edit]

Band population was 180 in 1996, and 265 in 2001.[14]

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