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Native American Tribes of British Columbia

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to British Columbia Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from British Columbia that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about how to contribute information to our site.



The original inhabitants of the area that is now British Columbia included:

The Babine-Wetsuweten
The Beaver Tribe
The Bella Coola
The Carrier Tribe
The Chilcotin
The Comox
The Cowichan
The Cree
The Gitksan
The Haida
The Haisla
The Halkomelem
The Heiltsuk
The Kaska
The Klallam
The Kutenai
The Kwakiutl
The Lillooet
The Makah
The Nisga'a
The Nuuchahnulth (Nootka)
The Okanagan
The Sechelt
The Sekani
The Shuswap
The Slavey
The Squamish
The Sto:lo
The Straits Salish (Saanich & Sooke)
The Tahltan
The Thompson
The Tlingit
The Tsetsauts
The Tsimshian

Federally recognized First Nations in British Columbia today include:

Adams Lake First Nation
PO Box 588
Chase, BC VOE 1MO

Ahousaht First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
General Delivery
Ahousaht, BC V0R 1A0

Anderson Lake First Nation
PO Box 88
D'Arcy, BC V0N 1LO

Ashcroft First Nation
PO Box 440
Ashcroft, BC V0K 1AO

Bonaparte First Nation
PO Box 669
Cache Creek, BC VOK 1HO

Boothroyd First Nation
PO Box 295
Boston Bar, BC V0K 1CO

Boston Bar First Nation
S.S. #1
Boston Bar, BC V0K 1CO

Bridge River First Nation
PO Box 190
Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Broman Lake First Nation
PO Box 760
Burns Lake BC V0J 1E0

Burns Lake First Nation
PO Bag 9000
Burns Lake BC V0J1E0

Canim Lake First Nation
PO Box 1030
100 Mile House, BC V0K 2E0

Canoe Creek First Nation
General Delivery
Dog Creek, BC V0L 1J0

Cayoose Creek First Nation
PO Box 484
Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Chemainus First Nation
R.R. #1, Silverstrand Rd
Ladysmith, BC V0R 2EO

Cold Water First Nation
PO Bag 4600
Merritt, BC V0K 1B8

Columbia Lake First Nation (Kutenai)
PO Box 130
Windermere, BC VOB 2LO

Comox First Nation
3320 Comox Rd
Courtenay, BC V9N 3P8

Cook's Ferry First Nation
PO Box 130
Spences Bridge, BC V0K 2LO

Cowichan First Nation
5760 Allenby Rd
Duncan, BC V9L 5J1

Cowichan Lake First Nation
PO Box 1376
Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2GO

Dease River First Nation
PO Box 3500
Good Hope Lake, BC VOC 2ZO

Douglas First Nation
Unit C 7311 James Street
Mission, BC V2V 3V5

Ehatteshaht First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
PO Box 716
Campbell River, BC V9W 6J3

Esquimalt First Nation
1000 Thomas Road
Victoria BC V9A 7K7

Fort Ware First Nation
#3 - 1257 4th Avenue
V2L 3J5 Prince George, BC

Gitanmaax First Nation
PO Box 440
Hazelton, BC V0J 1YO

Gitlakdamix Band Council
PO Box 233
New Aiyansh, BC VOJ 1AO

Gitwangak First Nation
PO Box 400
Kitwanga, BC VOJ 2AO

Gitwinksihlkw First Nation
PO Box 1
Gitwinksihlkw, BC VOJ 3TO

Glen Vowell First Nation
PO Box 157
Hazelton, BC V0J 1YO

Halalt First Nation
R.R.#1
Chemainus, BC V0R 1KO

Hesquiaht First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
PO Box 2000
Tofino, BC VOR 2ZO

High Bar First Nation
PO Box 458
Clinton, BC VOK 1KO

Hupacasath First Nation
PO Box 211
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M7

Huu-ay-aht First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
PO Box 70
Bamfield, BC VOR 1BO

Kamloops First Nation
315 Yellowhead Highway
Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1

Kanaka Bar First Nation
PO Box 210
Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0

Kincolith First Nation
General Delivery
Kincolith, BC VOV 1BO

Kispiox First Nation
PO Box 25, R.R. 1
Hazelton, BC VOJ 1Y0

Kluskus First Nation
1329 Hwy. 97 North, Box 4639
Quesnel, BC V2J 3J8

Kwa-Wa-Aineuk First Nation
PO Box 344
Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0

Kwiakah First Nation
1440 North Island Highway
Campbell River, BC V9W 2E3

Kwicksutaineuk-Ah-Kwaw-Ah-Mish First Nation
General Delivery
Simoon Sound, BC V0P 1S0

Kyuquot First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
General Delivery
Kyuquot, BC VOP 1JO

Lakalzap First Nation
General Delivery
Greenville, BC VOJ 1XO

Liard First Nation
PO Box 328
Watson Lake, YU YOA 1CO

Lillooet First Nation
PO Box 615
Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

Lower Kootenay First Nation
PO Box 1107
Creston, BC VOB 1GO

Lower Nicola First Nation
R.R. #2, Site 17, Comp. 18
Merritt, BC V0K 2B0

Lower Similkameen First Nation
PO Box 100
Keremeos, BC VOX 1NO

Lyackson First Nation
9137 Chemainus Road
Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5

Mamaleleqala-Qwe-Qwa-Sot-Enox First Nation (Kwakiutl)
1400 Weiwaikum Rd
Campbell River, BC V9W 5W8

Mowachaht First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
PO Box 459
Gold River, BC VOP 1GO

Mount Currie First Nation
PO Box 165
Mount Currie, BC VON 2KO

Musqueam Indian Band
6735 Salish Drive
Vancouver, BC V6N 4C4

Nadleh Whut'en
PO Box 36
Fort Fraser BC V0J 1N0

Nak'azdli
PO Box 1329
Fort St. James BC V0J 1P0

Neskonlith First Nation
PO Box 608
Chase, BC VOE 1MO

Nicomen First Nation
PO Box 328
Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0

Nooaitch First Nation
PO Bag 6000
Merritt, BC V0K 2BO

North Thompson First Nation
PO Box 220
Barriere, BC VOE 1EO

Nuchatlaht First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
PO Box 40
Zeballos, BC VOP 2AO

Nuxalk Nation (Bella Coola)
PO Box 65
Bella Coola, BC VOT 1CO

Okanagan First Nation
R.R. #7, Site 8, Comp.20, Westside Rd.
Vernon, BC V1T 7Z3

Opetchesaht First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
PO Box 211
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M7

Oregon Jack Creek First Nation
PO Box 940
Ashcroft, BC V0K 1AO

Osoyoos First Nation
Site 25, Comp.1, R.R. #3
Oliver, BC V0H 1TO

Pauquachin First Nation
8960 West Saanich Road
Sidney, BC V8L 5W4

Penelakut First Nation
PO Box 360
Chemainus, BC V0R 1KO

Penticton Indian Board
R.R. #2, Site 80, Comp. 19
Penticton, BC V2A 6J7

Red Bluff First Nation
PO Box 4693
Quesnel, BC V2J 3J9

St. Mary's First Nation
Site 15, SS #3, Comp 55
Cranbrook, BC V1C 6H3

Samahquam First Nation
Baptiste I.R. # 1B PO Box 360
Mount Currie, BC VON 2KO

Seton Lake First Nation
Site 3, PO Box 76
Shalalth, BC V0N 3C0

Shackan First Nation
PO Bag 6200
Merritt, BC V0K 2BO

Shuswap First Nation
PO Box 790
Invermere, BC VOA 1KO

Siska First Nation
PO Box 519
Lytton, BC VOK 1ZO

Skawahlook First Nation
#1-7201 Vedder Rd.
Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5

Skeetchestn First Nation
PO Box 178
Savona, BC VOK 2JO

Skookumchuk First Nation
PO Box 190
Pemberton, BC VON 2LO

Skowkale First Nation
PO Box 159
Sardis, BC V2R 1A7

Skuppah First Nation
PO Box 116
Lytton, BC V0K 1Z0

Skway First Nation
44680 Schweyey Road
Chilliwack, BC V2R 5M5

Soda Creek First Nation
RR4 Site 15 Comp 2
Williams Lake BC V2G 4M8

Spuzzum First Nation
R.R. # 1
Yale, BC V0K 2S0

Takla Lake First Nation
General Delivery, Takla Landing
Fort St. James, BC V0J 2T0

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
PO Box 18
Tofino, BC VOR 2ZO

Tl'azt'en Nation
PO Box 670
Fort St James BC V0J 1P0

Toquaht First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
PO Box 759
Ucluelet, BC VOR 3AO

Toosey First Nation
PO Box 80
Riske Creek, BC VOL 1TO

Tsawataineuk First Nation
General Delivery
Kingcome Inlet, BC V0N 2B0

Tsawout First Nation
PO Box 121
Saanichton, BC V8M 2C3

Tseshaht First Nation
PO Box 1218
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7M1

Tseycum First Nation
1210 Totem Lane
Sidney, BC V8L 5S4

Ts'kw'aylaxw
Box 609
Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0

Uchucklesaht First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
PO Box 1118
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7L9

Ucluelet First Nation (Nuu-Chah-Nulth)
PO Box 699
Ucluelet, BC VOR 3AO

Ulkatcho First Nation
PO Box 3430
Anahim Lake, BC VOL 1CO

Upper Nicola First Nation
PO Bag 3700
Merritt, BC V1K 1B8

Upper Similkameen First Nation
PO Box 310
Keremeos, BC VOX 1NO

We Wai Kai Nation First Nation
PO Box 220
Quathiaski Cove, BC VOP 1NO

We Wai kum / Campbell River First Nation
1400 Weiwaikum Rd
Campbell River, BC V9W 5W8

Whispering Pines First Nation
R.R.#1, Site 8, Comp.4
Kamloops, BC V2C 1Z3

Williams Lake First Nation
PO Box 4
Williams Lake BC V2G 1M3

Other Aboriginal communities of British Columbia include:

Metis Provincial Council of British Columbia
PO Box 2605
Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 5A2
http://www.mpcbc.bc.ca/

Recommended books about British Columbia Native Americans:

In Celebration of Our Survival: Book about the history and culture of British Columbia Natives.
*The First Nations of British Columbia: Anthropological survey of British Columbia tribes.
Tales of Ghosts: Interesting book on the role of First Nations art in British Columbia in the 20th century.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in British Columbia province:

British Columbia First Nations Summit: Intertribal council addressing British Columbia aboriginal issues.
Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs: Coalition of British Columbia First Nations working for indigenous rights.
First Nations Languages of British Columbia: Organization promoting indigenous BC languages.
The Indians of British Columbia: 19th-century historical article on British Columbia Indians.
Interior Salish Tribes: Article on the Plateau Indian tribes of British Columbia.
Totem Poles in British Columbia: Website about British Columbia totem poles.
Northwest Coast Indian Art: Photographs and links about Alaska and British Columbia native art designs.



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