Sinixt Nation are the sovereign caretakers of sinixt tum'xula7xw (territory), located in the area now known as the interior of BC, Canada, extending North of Revelstoke as far south as Kettle Falls, WA, and surrounded by the Monashee and Purcell Mountains. Sinixt Nation puts our land, our water, our ancestors and our ways before economics.
In 1956, the government of Canada declared us extinct and has refused ever since to allow Sinixt people to our inherent right to Sinixt interests, including land title, in our territory. For over 25 years the appointed Sinixt Nation representatives have actively protected and stood up for Sinixt lands and interests and the interests of the local community in regards to watershed protection in the nortern part of our territory.
To date we have repatriated 64 ancestral remains and have followed and protected our cultural laws.
Sinixt Nation Headman, Llmixm Ki-x'u-x'us-kit (Vance Robert Campbell), was appointed by Sinixt Headman Francis Romero and a Council of Sinixt elders and Clan Mothers at our ancient village and burial grounds of nkweio-xten (Vallican, BC).