Xwisten Nation

We are also known as the Bridge River Indian Band.  We are located in the beautiful mountains of British Columbia within the St’át’imc Nation. The Xwisten community is located 9 kilometers northwest of the town Lillooet.

Xwisten enjoys several experiences such as salmon fishing from the Fraser River in the summer time. The Bridge River community opens the fishing rocks to all St’át’imc members across its nation.

There are eleven St’át’imc communities that make up the Nation; Xaxl’ip-Fountain, Ts’kw’aylacw-Pavilion, N’Quatqua-Anderson Lake, Samahquam, Lil’wat-Mt.Currie, Xa’xtsa7-Douglas, T’it’q’et-Lillooet, Sekw’el’was-Cayoose Creek, Chalath-Seton Lake, and Skatin.

We also offer Xwitsen Tours.  Visit the Bridge River Fishing Grounds, the past and current fishing area of the St’át’imc People. Learn about the traditional wind-dried method of preserving the salmon still used by its people today.  We also offer a tour of an extensive archaeological site which contains over 80 identified pit houses (s7ístken) – the traditional winter homes of the St’át’imc people. Explore a s7ístken on-site!

Learn more about us at: http://xwisten.wordpress.com/?ref=spelling

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