For many decades researchers from Simpcw First Nation and others from outside of the community have been collecting information about Simpcw people, their language and their territory. The materials, reports and documents that have been compiled are housed in the Simpcw First Nation Archives, including maps, genealogical information, ethnobotanical samples, Traditional Use and Occupancy Studies and archaeological artifacts. In addition, the Archives houses hundreds of recorded interviews with community elders, many of which have been transcribed from the original tapes and backed up in various formats (CD, MP3).
The Archives also contain some significant documents relating to Simpcw First Nation’s band administration (currently pre-2001). There is also a large collection of photographs (both historic and contemporary, originals and copies), negatives, and slides, as well as a substantial resource library. The books available for viewing onsite are on a wide range of subjects including Simcpw Histories, First Nations Publications, Ethnography and Anthropology, Language, Ethnobotany, BC & Canadian Histories, as well as Treaty & Land Titles. The purpose of the Archives is to organize information about Simpcw people and their territory and make it available to Simpcw administration, community members and their families, as well as outside researchers.
Anyone may apply for access to the Archives. Local Simpcw protocol, as well as, Federal and Provincial privacy laws could have an impact on what information may be shared.
If you would like to do research in the Archives, please contact us for an appointment so that we can prepare for your visit in advance.
Simpcw Archives Info.pdfSFN Research Form 2015.pdf
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Phone: 250.672.9995 ext 266
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