Splats'in Language Advisory Committee
The Splatsin people reside on Indian reserve lands adjacent to the City of Enderby to the south and across the Shuswap river to the east.
The Splatsin are the most southern tribe of the Shuswap Nation, the largest Interior Salish speaking First Nation in Canada whose aboriginal territory stretches from the BC/Alberta border near the Yellowhead Pass to the plateau west of the Fraser River, southeast to the Arrow Lakes and to the upper reaches of the Columbia River.
The Shuswap River was an integral transportation route used to travel from village to village and to food gathering areas of the Splatsin.
The Splatsin or ‘Spallumcheen’, the anglisized name they are commonly referred to as, are governed by an elected Chief and Council.
The main administration office of the Splatsin is located on Old Vernon Rd. Permission to enter upon the lands of the Splatsin may be obtained from the Chief and Council at this office. The cemetery you see as you approach Enderby from the south is the private burial grounds of the Splatsin. Privacy is requested for our deceased at this site. The ‘Timber Creek Council Hall’ is the meeting place of the Splatsin and is located at the junction of Hwy.97 and Canyon Rd. just south of the City.