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​Interior Health has 54 First Nations communities residing in our region including: Secwepemc, Dãkelh Dené, Syilx, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, St’at’imc, and Tsilhqot’in. In the region there are 44,900 Aboriginal people, which is about 6.3% of the region’s population.

There are 16,200 self-identifying Métis people in the IH region representing 36% of the Aboriginal population of IH, with over 2,000 of those being registered Métis Citizens under the Métis Nation of BC and approximately another 2,000 self-identifying Métis individual who also are members of the various Métis Chartered Communities of B.C.

The majority of the Aboriginal and Métis population resides in the West region (51%) followed by the Central region (31%), and then the East region (18%).


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