List of First Nations governments in British Columbia

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This is a list of First Nations governments (also band governments) in the Canadian province of British Columbia. "First Nation" is a term that refers to the Aboriginal peoples in Canada who are neither Inuit nor Métis. In the context used here, it refers only to band governments. For a list of peoples and ethnicities please see List of First Nations peoples in British Columbia (which includes extinct groups). For a list of Indian Reserves, see List of Indian reserves in British Columbia.

Government alternate names name of people(s) ethnicity language(s) Tribal Council affiliation(s) location(s)
Acho Dene Koe First Nation Acho Dene Koe Dene Carrier Sekani Tribal Council & Dehcho First Nations
Ahousaht First Nation Ahousaht Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Ahousaht, Clayoquot Sound
Aitchelitz Band Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Alexandria First Nation Tsilhqot'in Tribal Council
Alexis Creek First Nation Tsilhqot'in Tribal Council Alexis Creek
Alkali Lake Indian Band Alkali Lake First Nation Esketemc Secwepemc, Tsilhqot'in Secwepemctsin, Tsilhqot'in Unaffiliated Alkali Lake
Ashcroft Indian Band Ashcroft First Nation Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsin Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council Ashcroft
Blueberry River First Nations
Boothroyd Indian Band Nlaka'pamux Boothroyd's
Boston Bar Indian Band Boston Bar First Nation Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsin Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council Boston Bar
Bridge River Indian Band Xwisten First Nation St'at'imc St'at'imcets Lillooet Tribal Council Lillooet
Burns Lake Indian Band
Cacli'p First Nation Xaxli'p First Nation St'at'imc St'at'imcets Lillooet Tribal Council Fountain
Campbell River First Nation (Wei Wai Kum) Wei Wai Kum Kwakwaka'wakw Kwak'wala Kwakiutl District Council Campbell River
Canim Lake Band
Canoe Creek Band/Dog Creek Indian Band
We Wai Kai First Nation Cape Mudge First Nation, Cape Mudge Indian Band Laich-kwil-tach (Kwakwaka'wakw) Lekwala Kwak'wala Kwakiutl District Council Quadra Island
Carcross/Tagish First Nation Tlingit, Tahltan Tlingit, Tahltan
Cayoose Creek First Nation Sekwelwas First Nation, Cayoose Creek Indian Band St'at'imc St'at'imcets Lillooet Tribal Council Lillooet
Champagne and Aishihik First Nations Dene
Chawathil First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Cheam Indian Band Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Chehalis Indian Band Chehalis First Nation Sts'ailes Halqemeylem Chehalis
Chemainus First Nation Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council
Cheslatta Indian Band Cheslatta First Nation Cheslatta people Dakelh Carrier language Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Cheslatta Lake
Coldwater Indian Band Coldwater First Nation Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsin Nicola Tribal Association Merritt
Columbia Lake First Nation
Cook's Ferry Indian Band Cook's Ferry First Nation Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsin Nicola Tribal Association Spences Bridge
Cowichan Tribes
Da'naxda'xw Awaetlatla Nation Da'naxda'xw-Awaetlatla Kwakwaka'wakw Kwak'wala Port Hardy
Dease River First Nation
Ditidaht First Nation Ditidaht Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth non-member affiliate of Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Nitinat
Doig River First Nation Doig River Indian Band
Douglas First Nation Port Douglas First Nation Xa'xtsa St'at'imc St'at'imcets In-SHUCK-ch Nation Port Douglas
Ehattesaht First Nation Ehattesaht Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
Fort Nelson First Nation Fort Nelson
Gitsegukla Indian Band
Gitanyow First Nation
Gitxaala Nation
Glen Vowell Indian Band
Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nation Gwa'sala, 'Nak'waxda'xw (Nahwitti) Kwakwaka'wakw Kwak'wala Kwakiutl District Council
Gwawaenuk Tribe
Halfway River First Nation Dunneza Dunneza Treaty 8 Tribal Association Peace River Country
Hagwilget Village First Nation
Kitamaat First Nation
Halalt First Nation
Hartley Bay Indian Band
Heiltsuk Nation Heiltsuk Bella Bella
Hesquiaht First Nation Hesquiaht Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
High Bar First Nation High Bar Indian Band Llenlleney'ten Secwepemc, Tsilhqot'in Secwepemc language, Tsilhqot'in language Fraser Canyon north of Lillooet
Homalco Indian Band Homalco First Nation Homalco Mainland Comox Comox language
Hupacasath First Nation Hupacasath Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
Huu-ay-aht First Nation Huu-ay-aht Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Ohiaht
Iskut First Nation Iskut Indian Band Tahltan Tahltan language Iskut, British Columbia
Kanaka Bar Indian Band Kanaka Bar First Nation Nlaka'pamux Thompson language Fraser Canyon Indian Administration Kanaka Bar
Katzie First Nation Katzie Indian Band Halqemeylem Pitt Meadows, Langley, Barnston Island
Kitasoo/Xaixais First Nation
Kitselas First Nation
Kitsumkalum First Nation
Klahoose First Nation Klahoose Indian Band Clo-oose
K'ómoks (Comox) First Nation Comox Indian Band (Island Comox) K'ómoks Kwakwaka'wakw-Comox Kwak'wala Kwakiutl District Council Campbell River
Kwadacha Band Kwadacha First Nation
Kwakiutl First Nation Kwagyulh, Kwagyuilh, Port Hardy Band Kwagyulh Kwakwaka'wakw Kwak'wala unaffiliated Port Hardy
Kwantlen First Nation Fraser River Salish Halqemeylem Fort Langley
Kwaw-kwaw-a-pilt First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Kwiakah First Nations Kwakwaka'wakw Kwak'wala
Kwicksutaineuk/Ah-Kwa-Mish First Nation Kwicksutaineuk, Ah-Kwa-Mish Kwakwaka'wakw
Kwikwetlem First Nation Kway-qui-tlam First Nation
Coquitlam Indian Band
Kwikwetlem Halqemeylem
Kyuquot/Cheklesahht First Nation Kyuquot, Cheklesahht Nuu-chah-nulth Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Kyuquot Sound
Lakahahmen First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation Nicomen Island, Deroche
Lake Babine Nation Babine First Nation, Babine Indian Band Wet'suwet'en
Lake Cowichan First Nation
Lax-kw'alaams First Nation
Lheidli-T'enneh Band Dakelh Carrier language Prince George
Liard First Nation Liard River
Lil'wat First Nation Lil'wat Nation, Mount Currie Indian Band Lower St'at'imc St'at'imcets Lillooet Tribal Council Mount Currie
Little Shuswap Indian Band Qaoout Secwepemc Secwepemc'tsn Chase
Lower Kootenay First Nation
Lower Nicola First Nation
Lower Post First Nation Lower Post
Lower Similkameen Indian Band Syilx Syilx'tsn Keremeos
Lyackson First Nation
Lytton First Nation Lytton Band Camchin'mux Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsin Unaffiliated Lytton
McLeod Lake Indian Band
Mamalilikulla-Qwe'Qwa'Sot'Em Band Mamalilikulla-Qwe'Qwa'Sot'Em First Nation Mamalilikulla, Qwe'Qwa'Sot'Em Kwakwaka'wakw Kwak'wala Kwakiutl District Council
Matsqui First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation Matsqui
Metlakatla First Nation
Moricetown Indian Band
Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations Mowachaht, Muchalaht Nuu-chah-nulth Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Gold River-Tahsis
Musqueam Indian Band Musqueam Nation Xwméthkwyiem Hunquminum' Vancouver
'Namgis First Nation Nimpkish Indian Band 'Namgis Kwakwaka'wakw Kwak'wala Kwakiutl District Council
Nadleh Whut'en First Nation
Nak'azdli Band
Nanoose First Nation
Nazko First Nation
Nee-Tahi-Buhn Band
Nicomen Indian Band Nicomen First Nation Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsin Fraser Canyon Indian Administration, Nicola Tribal Association near Lytton
N'quatqua Band N'quatqua First Nation, Nequatque, N'quat'qua St'at'imc St'at'imcets D'Arcy
Nooaitch Indian Band Nooaitch First Nation Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsin Nicola Tribal Association
Nuchatlaht First Nations Nuchatlaht Nuu-chah-nulth Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
Nuxálk Nation Bella Coola First Nation Nuxálk Nuxálk language Bella Coola
Okanagan Indian Band Syilx Syilx'tsn Vernon
Old Massett Village Council
Oregon Jack Creek Indian Band Oregon Jack First Nation Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsin Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council Ashcroft
Osoyoos Indian Band Osoyoos First Nation Syilx Syilx'tsn Osoyoos
Pacheedaht First Nation Pacheedaht Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth language unaffiliated
Pavilion Indian Band Ts'kw'aylaxw First Nation St'at'imc-Secwepemc Secwepemctsn-St'at'imcets Lillooet Tribal Council Pavilion
Penelakut First Nations
Penticton Indian Band Syilx Syilx'tsn Okanagan Nation Alliance Osoyoos
Peters Band Sto:lo Halqemeylem
Popkum Band Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation Popkum
Prophet River Band
Qualicum First Nation
Qayqayt First Nation
Quatsino First Nation Quatsino Kwakwaka'wakw-Comox Kwak'wala Kwakiutl District Council
Red Bluff First Nation
Saik'uz First Nation
Samahquam First Nation St'at'imc Lower Lillooet River
Saulteau First Nation Saulteau
Scowlitz First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation Harrison Mills
Seabird Island Band Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation Agassiz
Sechelt Indian Band Sechelt First Nation Shishalh Sháshíshálhem Sechelt
Semiahmoo First Nation Semiahmoo Indian Band Straits Salish White Rock
Seton Lake First Nation Seton Band Tslalalh'mc St'at'imc St'at'imcets Lillooet Tribal Council Shalalth
Shackan Indian Band Shackan First Nation Sxe'xn'x Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsin Lower Nicola
Siska Indian Band Siska First Nation Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsin Nicola Tribal Association Siska
Skatin First Nation Skookumchuck Hot Springs Indian Band St'at'imc Skookumchuck Hot Springs
Skin Tyee Band
Skawahlook First Nation
Skeetchestn Indian Band
Skidegate Band Council
Skway First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation Rosedale
Shxw'ow'hamel First Nation Skowkamel, Ohamil Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Skawahlook First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Skowkale First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Skuppah Indian Band Skuppah First Nation Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsn Fraser Canyon Indian Administration
Skwah First Nation Skwah Indian Band (also "Skway") Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Sliammon First Nation Mainland Comox Comox language
Soda Creek/Deep Creek Band
Songhees First Nation
Soowahlie First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Spuzzum Indian Band Spuzzum First Nation Nlaka'pamux Nlaka'pamuxtsin Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council, Fraser Canyon Indian Administration Spuzzum
Squamish Nation Squamish First Nation, Squamish Indian Band Skwxwu7mesh Skwxwu7mesh snichim Squamish, North Vancouver
Squiala First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Stellat'en First Nation
Stone Indian Band Stone First Nation Yunesit'in Tsilhqot'in Chilcotin language Stone
St. Mary's Indian Band
Sumas First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation Sumas
Tahltan Indian Band Tahltan Nation Tahltan Tahltan language Telegraph Creek
Takla Lake First Nation
T'it'q'et First Nation T'it'kt First Nation, Lillooet Indian Band Lower St'at'imc St'at'imcets Lillooet Tribal Council Lillooet
Taku River Tlingit First Nation Tlingit Tlingit language
Tl'azt'en Nation
Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Tla-o-qui-aht Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
Tlatlasikwala Nation Tlatlasikwala Kwakwaka'wakw Kwak'wala Port Hardy
Tlowitsis Nation Tlowitsis Kwakwaka'wakw Kwak'wala
Tobacco Plains Indian Band
Toosey First Nation
Toquaht First Nation Toquaht Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
Tsawataineuk Indian Band Tsawataineuk First Nation Tsawataineuk Kwakwaka'wakw Kwak'wala
Tsawwassen Indian Band Tsawwassen First Nation Straits Salish Tsawwassen
Tsay Keh Dene Band Tsay Keh Dene Nation Dene Dene language
Tseshaht First Nation Tseshaht Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Port Alberni
Tseycum First Nation
Tsi Del Del First Nation Tsi Del Del Tsilhqot'in Chilcotin language
Tsleil-Waututh First Nation Burrard Band Coast Salish Skwxwu7mesh snichim North Vancouver
Tzeachten First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Uchucklesaht First Nation Uchucklesaht Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council
Ucluelet First Nation Nuu-chah-nulth-aht Nuu-chah-nulth language Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Ucluelet
Ulkatcho First Nation
Union Bar First Nation Union Bar Indian Band Fraser River Salish Halqemeylem Hope
Upper Nicola Indian Band Spaxomin Syilx, Scw'exmx Syilx'tsn, Nlaka'pamuxtsin Okanagan Nation Alliance, Nicola Tribal Association Osoyoos
Upper Similkameen Indian Band Syilx Syilx'tsn Keremeos
West Moberly First Nations
Westbank First Nation Syilx Syilx'tsn Okanagan Nation Alliance Kelowna
Wet'suwet'en First Nation
Williams Lake Indian Band
Wuikinuxv First Nation Owekeeno First Nation, Rivers Inlet Band Wuikinuxv Oowekyala Rivers Inlet
Yakweakwioose First Nation Sto:lo Halqemeylem Sto:lo Nation
Yale First Nation Yale Band Halqemeylem Yale
Yekooche First Nation Stuart-Trembleur Band Dakelh Carrier language Carrier Sekani Tribal Council Stuart Lake

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