Language: Nłeʔkepmxcín
Dialect: Scw’́exmxcin A
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Historically known as: nc̓́əł́etkʷu B (cold water)

Contact Information:
Coldwater Indian Band
PO Box 4600
Merritt, BC
V1K 1B8
ph. (250) 378-6174
fx. (250) 378-5351

The Coldwater Indian Band's main community is about 10km southwest of Merritt.

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 14 1
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 36 1
Learning Speakers: 61 1

The people of the Nicola Valley are called Scw’́exmx C which means "people of the creeks". The dialect that they speak, Scw’́exmxcin, is derived from the same word.

Community Information

Population: 815 1
Internet Connectivity: Dial-in2