We are Xwísten

Xwísten (pronounced hoist–in), means the smiling people in our language.

Our language and customs are of the St’át’imc, the interior BC Nation that has existed for many thousands of years in the mountainous regions of south central British Columbia. There are approximately 440 Xwísten members, about one-third of whom live on one of our three reserves near Lillooet.

We invite you to connect with us through this website. Please use the navigation at the top of the page to explore our website and learn more about our people, history and culture, our businesses, and please check out the many services we offer.