Nations & Community Information
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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 63,855 Aboriginal people, which is about 8.8% 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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As a step towards reconciliation, Interior Health acknowledges the land that we live, work, and play on as the traditional territories of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tsilhqot’in peoples. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples of the interior.
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