- Fountain First Nation
The Fountain First Nation, aka the Fountain Indian Band, is a
First Nations government located in the Central Interior- Fraser Canyonregion of the Canadian provinceof British Columbia. It is a member of the Lillooet Tribal Council, which is the largest grouping of band governments of the St'at'imcpeople (aka the Lillooet people). Other St'at'imcgovernments include the smaller In-SHUCK-ch Nationon the lower Lillooet Riverto the southwest, and the independent N'quatqua First Nationat the farther end of Anderson Lakefrom Seton Portage, which is the location of three of the reserve communities of the Seton Lake First Nation, aka the Seton Lake Indian Band.
The Fountain First Nation's offices are located at
Fountain, British Columbia, about 10 miles up the Fraser Canyonfrom the town of Lillooet. Fountain is known in the St'at'imcetslanguage as "Cácl'ep" or "Xa'xlip".
Chief and Councillors
The Chief is Darrell Bob and Councillors are Bobby Watkinson, Howard Bob, Isaac Adolph, Nora Billy, Bernard John, and Milton Doss. [ [http://www.lillooetbc.com/first_nations.php First Nations - Lillooet] Accessed
August 31, 2007]
The Xaxli'p First Nation entered the
British Columbia Treaty Processin December 1993. The parties signed a framework agreement (Stage 3 of the six-stage process) in November 1997.
The First Nation then focused on internal research, including substantial work on a traditional use study and an ecosystem-based plan for their territory. They resumed negotiations in July 2000, and the parties worked towards interim agreements, including a water quality study and community forest pilot agreement. In March 2001, the Xaxli'p First Nation left the negotiating table, according to the provincial government. [ [http://www.gov.bc.ca/arr/firstnation/xaxlip/default.html#background Xaxli'p Nation] - Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. Accessed
August 31, 2007]
Xaxl'ip Chief Thomas Adolph signed the [http://www.statimc.net/tribe/declaration.htm 1911 Declaration of the Lillooet Tribe] and also travelled to Ottawa to express grievances over land rights as a member of the 1916 delegation of the newly formed Indian Rights Association. [ [http://www.firstnations.de/development.htm?06-4-statimc.htm St'át'imc] - First Nations: Land rights and environmentalism in British Columbia, Dr. Karen Wonders, Institute for the History of Science]
ocial, Educational and Cultural Programs and Facilities
Lillooet Tribal Council
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