Banner; Group of Shuswap; Cariboo; and Okanagan Indian chiefs celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday; 24 May 1867; New Westminster; BC. (Seated; L-R): Na-nah; Dog Creek; Quil-quailse; Alkali Lake; Se-as-kut; Shuswap; Timpt-khan; Babine Lake; Silkosalish; Lilloetoet; Kam-eo-saltze; Soda Creek; Sosastumpi; Bridge Creek. (Standing; L-R): Ta-o'task; Canoe Creek; William; Williams Lake

Journey Through Secwepemculew - Government Policy and Land Use

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Map of Secwepemculew


This Map contains many interesting points throughout the Secwepemc Territory but is not all inclusive. It notes several landmarks and places that are important to the Shuswap People.

History Native History Quiz ...

Learn the Secwepemc Band Names and where they are located full story...

Secwepemc Plant Quiz

Laurier Memorial


Adams River, circa 1990Joseph Trutch

As Commissioner, and later as Lieutenant-Governor of the new Province of British Columbia, Trutch seemed obsessed in his determination that Indians must not be allowed to impede settlement.   Joseph Trutch became governor of the colony in 1864 and while in power, reduced existing reserves and was unwilling to allot new reserves or add to pre-existing reserves. Trutch refused to recognize Aboriginal Title and, like Douglas, acted without any formal policy. Trutch's reductions to Indian reserves were the first of many "adjustments" or "cut-offs" that have been made to reserves.                                              

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