Neskonlith Indian Band

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Neskonlith Indian Band
Neskainlith
Overview
Established1860s
PolityProvince
Responsible toShuswap Nation Tribal Council

The Neskonlith Indian Band (sometimes Neskainlith) is a First Nations government in the Canadian province of British Columbia located in the Shuswap district east of Kamloops. It is a member of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, one of two main governmental bodies of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people. It was created when the government of the Colony of British Columbia established an Indian Reserve system in the 1860s. The Neskonlith Indian Band is named after Chief Neskonlith, and co-established by Chief Careguire, Chief Neskonlith's father. The original reserve created is what is known as the Neskonlith Douglas Reserve.

The Neskonlith Indian Band is divided into three reserves, two near Chase, British Columbia, and one near Salmon Arm, British Columbia. The Band, is a member of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council, currently has around 600 members.

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