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The Tl'esqox Indian Band's main community and offices are located at Riske Creek between the Chilcoten and Fraser Rivers just west of Williams Lake, BC. The Tl'esqox have three reserves, two at Riske Creek and one fishing station on the Fraser River. They are a member of the Carrier-Chilcotin Tribal Council, which includes both Tsilhqot'in and Dakelh communities.

Community information

Internet connectivity


Population on reserve: 0
Population off reserve: 0
Total population: 286

Language information

A little less than half the members are fluent speakers and some of the elders do not speak English. Most of the fluent speakers range in age from 40 to 90 years old but there are a few fluent speakers in their twenties and thirties. About half of the non-fluent speakers in the community can understand the language but do not speak it. There are Tsilhqot'in language classes provided to Tl'esqox students at the public elementary and high schools in Williams Lake.[[245]]

Historically known as:

Toosey Indian Band
(250) 659-5655
(250) 659-5601

LNA 1s

Title Submitted Organization/First Nation/Government Language
LNA6550 - Punky Lake WIlderness Camp Society Not submitted Punky Lake WIlderness Camp Society Tsilhqot'in
LNA3514 - Tsilhqot'in National Government Submitted Tsilhqot'in National Government Tsilhqot'in