Language: NłeʔkepmxcínDialect: Scw’́exmxcin A
Shackan Indian Band
2160 Settler's Rd
Lower Nicola, BC
ph. (250) 378-5410
fx. (250) 378-5219
The main community for the Shackan is on the Nicola River about 20km from the mouth of the Thompson River.
The people of the Nicola Valley are called Scw’́exmx B which means "people of the creeks". The dialect that they speak, Scw’́exmxcin, is derived from the same word.
Footnotes / References
1. Shackan Indian Band (2015), Language Needs Assessment #3511
2. Aboriginal Canada (2006). First Nation Connectivity Profiles.
Audio Clip References
A. Scw’́exmxcin - Garcia, Bernice (2008, July 25). Interview with Bernice Garcia.
B. Scw’́exmx - Garcia, Bernice (2008, July 25). Interview with Bernice Garcia.