Sumas First Nation

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The Sumas First Nation (Halkomelem: Sema:th[1] Sumalh or Sumas Indian Band is a band government of the Sto:lo people located in the Upper Fraser Valley region, at the community of Kilgard a.k.a. Upper Sumas, part of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.[2] They are a member government of the Sto:lo Nation tribal council.

Before 1962 they were known as Sumas (Kilgard). Other previous names include: Nicomen Slough, Somass River, Sumas Tribe. Their reserve land area covers 245.3 hectares[3] and has a population of 332.[4]


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