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

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Population on reserve: 384[[8678]]
Population off reserve: 563[[8678]]
Total population: 947[[8678]]

Language information

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


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Historically known as:

nc̓́əł́etkʷu (cold water)
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LNA 1s

Title Submitted Organization/First Nation/Government Language
LNA6534 - Coldwater School Submitted Coldwater School Nłeʔkepmxcín
LNA6533 - Coldwater School Not submitted Coldwater School Nłeʔkepmxcín
LNA6472 - Scw'exmx Child & Family Services Society Submitted Scw'exmx Child & Family Services Society Nłeʔkepmxcín
LNA6357 - Citxw Nlaka'pamux Submitted Citxw Nlaka'pamux Nłeʔkepmxcín
LNA5936 - Nicola Tribal Association Submitted Nicola Tribal Association Nłeʔkepmxcín