First Nations: Northern St'át'imc Territory

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For more information on the St'át'imc First Nation, see the following pages:

For more information on First Nations cultural and educational tours in Lillooet, see the Sightseeing Tours page.

The St'át'imc are the original inhabitants of the territory which extends north to Churn Creek and south to French Bar; northwest to the headwaters of Bridge River; north and east toward Hat Creek Valley; east to the Big Slide; south to the island on Harrison Lake and west of the Fraser River to the headwaters of Lillooet River, Ryan River and Black Tusk.

The St'át'imc way of life is inseparably connected to the land. Our people use different locations throughout our territory of rivers, mountains and lakes, planning our trips with the best times to hunt and fish, harvest food and gather medicines. The lessons of living on the land are a large part of the inheritance passed on from St'át'imc elders to our children.

The Upper St'át'imc Language, Culture and Education Society (USLCES)

As a registered charitable organization, USLCES has worked since 1991 on behalf of its First Nations communities and band councils to enhance and maintain St'át’imcets (St'át’imc language) and other cultural knowledge through education. Please browse this site to learn more about who we are and the many projects that we have completed and are working on.

The following six bands speak the upper dialect of the St’at’imc language and are neighbors to the District of Lillooet:

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Sekw'el'was - Cayoose Creek Band 

Box 484, Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250-256-4136,  Fax 250-256-4138

Chief: Michelle Edwards

Bonnie Adolph
Jessica Hopkins
Robin Frank
Corina Adams

Administrator: Viola LeBourdias

Email: reception@cayoosecreek.caWebsite:


Xwísten - Bridge River Indian Band

Box 190, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250-256-7423, Fax 250-256-7999

Chief: Susan James

Brenda Frank
Ina Williams
Gerald Michel
Harold James

Administrator: Bradley Jack



Xwisten Experience Tours:

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T'it'q'et First Nation

(Formerly known as Lillooet Indian Band)

Box 615, Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250-256-4118, Fax 250-256-4544

Community Chief: Courteney Adolph-Jones

Tribal Chief: Shelley Leech

Marilyn Napoleon
Sarah Moberg
Sidney Scotchman

Administrator:Janice Whitney




Ts'kw'aylaxw - Pavilion Indian Band

Box 2200, Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250-256-4204, Fax 250-256-4058

Community Chief: Justin Kane

Dolores McDonald
Linda McDonald
Georgina Alec
Clifford Alec
Stacey Leech

Administrator: Andrea Taylor





(Formerly known as Fountain Band)

Box 1330, Lillooet BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250-256-4800, Fax 250-256-4803

Chief: Colleen Jacob

Pauline Mitchell
Chester Alec
Curtis Joseph
Rena Joseph
Shonna Jacob
Bernard John

Administrator:  Wendy Parker



Tsal'alh - Seton Lake Band

Box 76,  Shalalth, BC,  V0N 3C0
Phone: 250-259-8227, Fax: 250-259-8384

Chief: Randy James


Tim Peter
William Alexander (BJ)
Phyllis Peters
Clifford Casper

Administrator: Crystal Branget


CCCTA-024.JPGTraditional St'at'imc pithouse, photo by Brad @ Kasselman Creative