Xeni Gwet'in First Nations Government

Preferred Name:
Xeni Gwet'in First Nations Government
Alternative Name:
Formerly Nemaiah Valley
BC Regional Office:
Cariboo (Williams Lake)
Reserve Land Area:1,260.50 ha
Chief Roger William
James Lulua Jr. , Stephanie Quilt
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population Total:484
Address: General Delivery
Nemiah Valley
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Community Description

The Xeni Gwet'in strives to achieve self-governance individually as a community and as a Nation. The people endeavor to maintain the beauty and quality of the land and air that surround them. Xeni is in the heart of British Columbia - the Nemiah Valley. The Nemiah Valley is one of the most beautiful areas within the Cariboo Chilcotin. The land is virtually "un-touched." The community operates mainly on generators and only was connected to a telephone system in 2009. Xeni Gwet'in (Nemiah) is located 187 km west of Williams Lake turning South from Highway 20 at Hanceville and continuing over the Tsilhqot'in River and Taseko River.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Tsilhqot'in National Government