Shackan Indian Band

Positive Community, Self Sufficient, Healthy Lifestyle

We Welcome You

The Scw'exmx - People of the Creeks - is taken from the name of the Nicola River, Scw'ex, meaning creek. The Shackan Indian Band is one of five bands in the Nicola Valley who comprise the Scw'exmx. The five bands of the Nicola Tribes are: Coldwater Indian Band, Lower Nicola Indian Band, Upper Nicola Indian Band, Nooaitch Indian Band, and Shackan Indian Band. Together, the numbers of the 5 Nicola Tribes totals well over 3,000 individuals. All part of a proud, strong, thriving Indigenous Nation of the BC Interior.

About Us


Covid-19 Update

Shackan Indian Band would like to inform you of the measures we have taken to protect our Chief and Council, staff and members. Shackan Band Office has closed our doors to the public. Services will continue but you will not be let in the office without an appointment. We can be reached via telephone (250) 378-5410 or email  

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates. Please continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands and self-isolate if you should develop any symptoms.  Thank you for understanding as we all do our part in stopping the spread to our communities.

Stay safe - Shackan Administration


Flood Relief

On November.15,2021 at 8:00 am the Shackan Band Council issued a Declaration of State of Local Emergency to implement an evacuation order for Shackan Indian Band, IR#11 due to being advised of the imminent danger of the Merritt Atmospheric River Event. Within hours the community became a river and homes continue to be damaged by the high-water level's weeks after the initial storm. Unable to return home some members are currently living in a temporary work camp in Merritt.

At our organization, we aim at giving them the best kind of support as possible. This includes providing medicine, clothing, food, gas, while providing emotional support and encouragment to those families affected by this natural disaster. Therefore, we are asking you to  kindly donate any amounts so that we can realize our goal of helping the community through Your donation will be received with the warmest hearts. 

If you would like to communicate with us further regarding the flood relief, please don't hesitate to get in touch through 250-378-5410 or email Through dedication, determination, and focus, we believe we will continue impacting the lives of your community members positively. Thank you very much for your time.

Sincerly, Shackan Administration