Little Shuswap

Preferred Name:
Little Shuswap
Alternative Name:
Alternate Little Lake (Circa 1877), Kuaut (Circa 1881) (Variation Kualt); Traditional Name Qw7Ewt;
BC Regional Office:
Thompson Okanagan (Kamloops)
Thompson Okanagan
Reserve Land Area:3,112.70 ha
Chief Oliver Arnouse
Councillor Dale Tomma
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: P.O. Box 1100
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Community Description

The Little Shuswap Indian Band (also Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band) is a First Nations band government of a community of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation, located in the Central Interior region of British Columbia, Canada. Its main reserve is in Chase, British Columbia, sometimes marked Squilax on maps ("black bear" in the Shuswap language) is properly called Quaaout, and is on the shore of Little Shuswap Lake. The Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band seeks to become a strong self reliant community having Cultural and Traditional values to ensure a balanced and productive future for all members.

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

Little Shuswap Lake First Nation owns and operates four principle businesses, the Talking Rock Golf Course, the Quaaout Lodge, The Skwlax Airstrip, and the Skwlax Centre (a large highway stop and fuel centre on the Trans Canada Highway). Little Shuswap Lake has also engaged with the Provincial Government in several Forestry Agreements.