Lower Nicola Indian Band

Language: Nłeʔkepmxcín
Dialect: Scw’́exmxcin A
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Contact Information:
Lower Nicola Indian Band
181 Nawishaskin Lane
Merritt, BC
V1K 1N2
ph. (250) 378-5157
fx. (250) 378-6188

"The Lower Nicola Indian Band belongs to the Scw’́exmx B (“People of the Creeks”) branch of the Nłeʔkepmx C Nation of the Interior Salish peoples of British Columbia. The Band has ten reserves (totaling 17,500+ acres) surrounding the town of Merritt."1

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 26 2
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 105 2
Learning Speakers: 77 2

Community Information

Population: 1057 2
Internet Connectivity: Dial-in3

"The Lower Nicola Indian Band is responsible for operating a number of entities (a band school, child development centre, community (health) services centre, adult education centre and firehall) as well as two band owned enterprises: Shulus Cattle Co. Ltd.; and Lower Nicola Band Enterprises, a holding company for 63 acres of undeveloped land on the Coquihalla Highway."1