Ts'il?os 

The Tsilhqot'in have many legends of the land, the most well-known legend of this area often told to visitors is about the "Legend of Ts'il?os"(Mount Tatlow):

 

Ts'il?os was once a man who lived with his family in the area of Xeni above Xeni Biny (Konni Lake). One day he and his wife separated and each kept three children. His wife ?eniyud moved over to Tatlayoko Valley while he remained in the same area. At that point Ts'il?os and his children turned into a mountain above Xeni Biny and his wife ?eniyud turned into the mountain that is along the lake of the Tatlayoko Valley. 

 

This is a brief section of the whole story; we encourage those who are interested in hearing the full story to come visit our valley and ask about the story. This story carries varied meanings and symbolizes several core values to the Tsilhqot'in deni (people).

We ask that visitors do not point at Ts'il?os or his wife ?eniyud because if you do so you will have bad luck in your travels. 

 

nenduwh jid guzitin declaration (Nemiah declaration)

Declared in Xeni Gwet'in on August 23, 1989, the Nemiah Declaration set a precedent for the Tsilhqot'in Nation vs. British Columbia court case proving Aboriginal Rights and Titles to a portion of Xeni Gwet'in Traditional Territories. The Declaration was rooted in the traditional values to preserve and uphold reciprocal relationships with the landscape and stemmed from impending clear cut logging threats encroaching on the territories during this time. This declaration was led by Xeni Gwet'in community in a successful attempt to declare self sovereign jurisdiction on Tsilhqot'in Territory. 

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Xeni Gwet'in First Nations Government

3052 Nemiah Valley Rd, P.O. Box 98, Nemiah Valley BC, V0L1X0

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