Skatin First Nations
The Skatin First Nations, aka the Skatin Nations, are a band government of the In-SHUCK-ch Nation, a small group of the larger St'at'imc people who are also referred to as Lower Stl'atl'imx. Skatin, the St'at'imcets version of the Chinook Jargon Skookumchuck, is located 4 km south of historic St. Agnes' Well Skookumchuck Hot Springs The community is 28 km south of the outlet of Lillooet Lake on the east side of the Lillooet River. It is approximately 75 km south of the town of Pemberton and the large reserve of the Lil'wat branch of the St'at'imc at Mount Currie. Other bands nearby are Samahquam at Baptiste Smith IR on the west side of the Lillooet River at 30 km. and Xa'xtsa First Nations; the latter is located at Port Douglas, near the mouth of the Lillooet River where it enters the head of Harrison Lake. The N'Quatqua First Nation on Anderson Lake, between Mount Currie and Lillooet, was at one time involved in joint treaty negotiations with the In-SHUCK-ch but its members have voted to withdraw, though a tribal council including the In-SHUCK-ch bands and N'Quatqua remains, the Lower Stl'atl'imx Tribal Council.
The site of the hot springs was used by travellers on the old Douglas Road prior to the abandonment of that route by most traffic in about 1864, when the Cariboo Road via the Fraser Canyon became the main access to the BC Interior from the Lower Mainland. The Oblate Fathers established a mission there and encouraged the native people in the surrounding wilderness to settle there. The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate instructed the natives in Christianity, and to this day the Church of the Holy Cross, Skatin, stands as a stunning example of the North American architectural style known as Carpenter Gothic/ Wood Gothic. In 1981, the Church was designated as a National Historic Site by Heritage Canada. A community-based group Ama Liisaos Heritage Trust Society is working on conservation of the church. A prominent feature are the simple but elegant stained glass windows, consisting of a checkerboard pattern of bright Red Mercuric glass & alternating bright Blue Cobalt Glass squares. The Glass was imported from Europe & brought in by mule by a gold prospector who had struck it rich in the Cariboo Gold Rush.
Work is slowly proceeding on the 7 Nations Highway re-connecting Harrison Hot Springs to Pemberton. The last 20 miles at the head of Harrison Lake leading to Port Douglas are in very poor repair ever since the Saw Mill closed at Port Douglas, around 1995. Work on the Harrison Lake Section was disrupted by the Wood Lake Wildfire Summer 2015. The Western most section of Road was improved in the Spring of 2015 In-SHUCK-ch Forest Service Road / FSR was widened from 1 to 1 1/2 lanes to 2 lanes + two 1/2 lane shoulders (i.e. 3 lanes) for the length of Lillooet Lake. Take a basic Back-roads tool kit including flares, flashlights, shovel, jacks, tire iron, at least 1 spare tire - 2 is better, water for people & vehicle, refillable water cans, & several cans of run flat aerosols to re-inflate tires. Check latest up-dates before heading out.
Skatin community includes about 30 houses, a band office, and a new school and gymnasium built in 2003. The population living at Skatin is 65 at the town site, 74 on other Reserves & 275 off Reserves,. the majority living in the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland including Vancouver.
Indian Reserves under the administration of the Skatin Nations are:
- Franks Indian Reserve No. 10, on the left bank of the Lillooet River, at the 11 Mile Post of the Douglas Portage (i.e. the Douglas Road), 44.90 ha. nsesq was the name in Ucwalmicwts for the village formerly on this site. 
- Glazier Creek Indian Reserve No. 12, on the right bank of Snowcap Creek, at the south end of Glacier Lake, 113.30 ha. 
- Morteen Indian Reserve No. 9, on the left bank of the Lillooet River, adjoined on the north by Skookumchuck IR No. 4A, 50.60 ha. 
- Perrets Indian Reserve No. 11, on the left bank of the Lillooet River at the 10 Mile Post of the Douglas Portage, 12.10 ha. cúmlvqs was the name in Ucwalmicwts for the village formerly on this site. 
- Sklahhesten Indian Reserve No. 5, at the 14 Mile Post of the Douglas Portage, on the Lillooet River, 32 ha. k'acsten was the name in Ucwalmicwts for the village formerly on this site. 
- Sklahhesten Indian Reserve No. 5A, on the left bank of the Lillooet River adjoining Sklahhesten IR No. 5 on the north, 74.9 ha. 
- Sklahhesten Indian Reserve No. 5B, on the left bank of the Lillooet River, 35.2 ha. 
- Skookumchuck Indian Reserve No. 4, both banks of the Lillooet River opposite Snowcap Creek, at the 19 Mile Post on the Douglas Portage, on the Lillooet River, 212.9 ha. (s)qátin(a) was the name in Ucwalmicwts for the village formerly on this site. 
- Skookumchuck Indian Reserve No. 4A, on the left bank of the Lillooet River, southeast of Skookumchuck IR No. 4, 86.2 ha. 
- Sweeteen Indian Reserve No. 3, near the 21 Mile Post on the Douglas Portage, on the Lillooet River, 14.50 ha. (s)cwíten was the name in Ucwalmicwts for the Whistling Rock and farm on this site. 
- Skatin First Nations page, In-SHUCK-ch website
- Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, First Nation Dtail
- Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Reserves/Settlements/Villages Detail
- "Franks Indian Reserve 10". BC Geographical Names.
- "Glazier Creek Indian Reserve 12". BC Geographical Names.
- "Morteen Indian Reserve 9". BC Geographical Names.
- "Perrets Indian Reserve 11". BC Geographical Names.
- "Sklahhesten Indian Reserve 5". BC Geographical Names.
- "Sklahhesten Indian Reserve 5A". BC Geographical Names.
- "Sklahhesten Indian Reserve 5B". BC Geographical Names.
- "Skookumchuck Indian Reserve 4". BC Geographical Names.
- "Skookumchuck Indian Reserve 4A". BC Geographical Names.
- "Sweeteen Indian Reserve 3". BC Geographical Names.