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Indigenous Relations


The City of Kamloops occupies land that, since time immemorial, has been a place of great cultural and economic importance in our region. The City acknowledges that we are located on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory, situated within the unceded ancestral lands of the Secwépemc Nation. We honour and respect the people, the territory, and the land that houses our community.

The Kamloops Reserve 1 is located northeast of the intersection of the North Thompson and South Thompson Rivers, adjacent to the city, independent but part of our broader community. Maintaining and enriching a relationship of mutual respect, growth, and vitality with the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc government and people while honoring their relationship to the land throughout this region is a high priority for the City. Learn more...

Additionally, with more than half of the Indigenous people in Canada living off reserve in urban centres like Kamloops, the City strives to honour, celebrate and support all First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples that call this beautiful city their home. The City of Kamloops stands with all Indigenous Peoples and looks forward to working more closely with Metis and Inuit communities and regional First Nations organizations.

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