Canim Lake

Preferred Name:
Canim Lake
Alternative Name:
Variation Kenim Lake; Meaning "Broken Rock"; Traditional Name Tsq'Escen'; Part Of Secwepemc
BC Regional Office:
Cariboo (Williams Lake)
Reserve Land Area:2,064.90 ha
Chief Helen Henderson
Councillor George Pete, Councillor Christopher Amut, Councillor Mary Anne Archie, Councillor Stanley Daniels
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):176
Population (on First Nations land):430
Population Total :606
Address: P.O. Box 1030
100 Mile House
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Community Description

The Canim Lake Band is a First Nations government of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation, located in the Central Interior region of British Columbia. Its main reserve is located at Canim Lake, British Columbia, near 100 Mile House. The Canim Lake Band are a progressive people, striving for self-sufficiency through education, economic development, social development, and overall management of its lands and resources.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Northern Shuswap Tribal Council
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Canim Lake has negotiated a number of Forest Tenure Agreements, as well as a Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement with the Provincial Government. Canim Lake operates its own Forestry company called Teniye Logging Ltd., as well as tourism enterprise.