Nuxalk Nation masks, collection of the UBC Museum of Anthropology
|Regions with significant populations|
|Bella Coola, British Columbia|
|Related ethnic groups|
|other Nuxalk people|
The Nuxalk Nation is the band government of the Nuxalk people of Bella Coola, British Columbia. It is a member of the Oweekeno-Kitasoo-Nuxalk Tribal Council, and until March 2008 was a member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization. The population is 1,479.
Q'umk'uts', a Nuxalk village, is located adjacent to Bella Coola, British Columbia. Nuxalk Hall is a community center, where potlatches and social events are held. The Nuxalk Basketball Association hosts games in the hall.
The Nuxalkmc people are Coast Salish.
Nuxalk - singular Nuxalkmc - plural
Located at the mouth of the Bella Coola River, the nation was only accessible by foot, air, or boat until 1953, when a road was constructed. Nuxalk people have lived in the region for millennia. Norwegian people settled in the area in 1890s.
- "Nuxalk Nation." First Peoples' Language Map of British Columbia. Retrieved 11 Aug 2013.
It is estimated the population of the Nuxalkmc people were in the thousands amongst different villages. Stories suggest there were approximately ten thousand to thirty thousand spanning the whole Bella Coola Valley and surrounding inlets.
- Nuxalk Nation, official website
- map of Northwest Coast First Nations (including Nuxálk)
- Nuxalk artwork, collections of the National Museum of the American Indian