MATTHEW, Marie




Author Tags: First Nations

Marie Matthew is a non-Aboriginal who lives in the Simpcw First Nation community, within the Shuswap traditional territory, and she is married to Nathan Matthew, Tribal Chairman of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council. The Simpcw First Nation is comprised of 17 bands in the central and eastern B.C. interior, encompassing an area that covers approximately 18% of the province. In terms of both population and land base, the Secwepemc (formerly Shuswap) are one of the largest First Nations in B.C. Of their total population 8,475 in 2003, some 4,221 were living on reserve lands. The 17 bands are Adams Lake, Bonaparte, Canim Lake, Canoe Creek, Esketemc, High Bar, Kamloops, Little Shuswap, North Thompson, Soda Creek, Shuswap, Skeetchestn, Spallumcheen, Ts’kw’aylaxw, Whispering Pines/Clinton and Williams Lake.

BOOKS:

Matthew, Marie. Games of the Shuswap People (Kamloops: Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, 1986).

Matthew, Marie. Shuswap Songs and Dances (Kamloops: Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, 1986).

Matthew, Marie. Technology of the Shuswap People (Kamloops: Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, 1986).

Matthew, Marie. Traditional Shuswap Clothing and Adornment (Kamloops: Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, 1986).

[BCBW 2005] "First Nations"