Sexqeltqín (Adams Lake)

Language: Secwepemctsín
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Historically known as: Adams Lake Indian Band

Contact Information:
Adams Lake Indian Band
PO Box 588
Chase, BC
V0E 1M0
ph. (250) 679-8841
fx. (250) 679-8813

"The Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB) belongs to the Secwepemc Nation. Historically there were as many as 35 Secwepemc Communities, but today there are 17 communities or Bands recognized within the Secwepemc Territory. Adams Lake Indian Band is a member of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC) , which consists of 10 Secwepemc Bands."1

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 19 2
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 89 2
Learning Speakers: 82 2

Community Information

Population: 673 2

"ALIB provides an extensive array of services to its membership, including a domestic water system and sewer system on Sahhaltkum I.R. 4. Adams Lake Band is home to a well-known language immersion school, Chief Atahm School ( The majority of the administrative offices are located on I.R. 4, adjacent to the Village of Chase and overlooking Little Shuswap Lake. The Nexe7yélst/Pierre Moyese Centre on Switsemalph I.R. 6, near Salmon Arm, along with administrative functions, provides health and social services."1

Footnotes / References
1. quoted from
2. Secwepemc Cultural Education Society (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3128