Williams Lake Indian Band

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The Williams Lake Indian Band is a First Nations government of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation, located in the Cariboo region of the Central Interior region of the Canadian province of British Columbia, at the city of Williams Lake. It was created when the government of the then-Colony of British Columbia established an Indian Reserve system in the 1860s. It is a member government of the Northern Shuswap Tribal Council. Its main Indian Reserve is Williams Lake Indian Reserve No. 1, aka "Sugarcane" or "The Cane" or "SCB".

In the Shuswap language, Williams Lake is T'exelc.

Indian Reserves

The Williams Lake Band has eight reserve landsites in British Columbia. The total area of Williams Lake Indian Band reserve land is 1,927 ha. Indian Reserve lands of the Williams Lake Band are:[1]

  • Asahal Lake Indian Reserve No. 2, at the head of Asahal Creek, 3 miles north of the east end of Williams Lake, 48.60 ha. Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.[2]
  • Carpenter Mountain Indian Reserve No. 15, on the Old Cariboo Road, near the 156 Mile Post west of Cariboo Hill Lake, 68.30 ha. Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.[3]
  • Chimney Creek Indian Reserve No. 5, on the left bank of the Fraser River at the mouth of Chimney Creek, 22.70 ha. Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.[4]
  • Five Mile Indian Reserve No. 3, on Five Mile Creek 3.5 miles north of the mouth of the San Jose River, four miles north of 150 Mile House. 73.00 ha. Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.[5]
  • James Louie Indian Reserve No. 3A, on Five Mile Creek, 4 miles north of 150 Mile House east of an adjoining Five Mile IR No. 3, 64.00 ha. Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.[6]
  • San Jose Indian Reserve No. 6, on the west end of Williams Lake (the lake), north of its outlet, 2.60 ha. Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.[7]
  • Tillion Indian Reserve No. 4, on the left bank of the Fraser River, at the mouth of the Williams Lake River, 2.40 ha. Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.[8]
  • Williams Lake Indian Reserve No. 1, on the right bank of the San Jose River at the east end of Williams Lake (the lake), 12 km (~7 miles) southeast of the city of Williams Lake, 1645.30 ha. This reserve is commonly referred to as the Sugarcane Reserve, or simply "Sugarcane".[9] Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.[10]

References

  1. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - Reserve/Settlement/Village Detail
  2. "Asahal Lake Indian Reserve 2". BC Geographical Names.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Carpenter Mountain Indian Reserve 15". BC Geographical Names.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Chimney Creek Indian Reserve 4". BC Geographical Names.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Five Mile Indian Reserve 3". BC Geographical Names.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "James Louie Indian Reserve 3A". BC Geographical Names.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "San Jose Indian Reserve 6". BC Geographical Names.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Tillion Indian Reserve 4". BC Geographical Names.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Sugarcane (community)". BC Geographical Names.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Williams Lake Indian Reserve 1". BC Geographical Names.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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