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The Soowahlie First Nation
or Soowahlie Indian Band
is a band government of the Sto:lo
The Sto:lo , alternately written as Stó:lō, Stó:lô or Stó:lõ and historically as Staulo or Stahlo, and historically known and commonly referred to in ethnographic literature as the Fraser River Indians or Lower Fraser Salish, are a group of First Nations peoples inhabiting the Fraser Valley of...
people located in the Upper Fraser Valley
The Fraser Valley is the section of the Fraser River basin in southwestern British Columbia downstream of the Fraser Canyon. The term is sometimes used to refer to the Fraser Canyon and stretches upstream from there, but in general British Columbian usage of the term refers to the stretch of the...
region at Cultus Lake, British Columbia
Cultus Lake Park is a lake, associated community and provincial park in the Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada. It is the source of the Sweltzer River. The lake itself is warm, and the area has become a popular recreation destination with ample opportunities for fishing, water...
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. They are a member government of the Stó:lō Tribal Council
The Stó:lō Tribal Council is a First Nations Tribal Council in the Fraser Valley-Greater Vancouver region of the Canadian province of British Columbia that is the tribal council for First Nations band governments from Hope, at the south end of the Fraser Canyon down to Langley...
Indian Reserves under the administration of the Soowahlie Band are:
- Grass Indian Reserve No. 15
Grass Indian Reserve No. 15 is an Indian Reserve in the area of the City of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, located 3.5 miles southeast of that city's downtown area. 64.80 ha. in size, it is shared by nine bands of the Sto:lo people...
, 1/2 mile southeast of Chilliwack, 64.80 ha (shared with eight other bands
Pekw'Xe:yles, also spelled Peckquaylis , is an Indian Reserve on the north bank of the Fraser River in Mission, British Columbia, Canada, located between Lower Hatzic Slough and D'Herbomez Creek. 10.3 ha. in area, it was reinstated in June, 2005 by Order in Council and is used by 21 Indian...
(Peckquaylis) - 10.30 ha. (shared with 20 other bands)
- Soowahlie Indian Reserve No. 14, on the left bank of the Chilliwack River, one mile south of Vedder Crossing, 458.30 ha.