About Us

Bonaparte Indian Band, also known as the Bonaparte First Nation, is a member band of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people. The Band is located west of Cache Creek on about 1,878 hectares of land. The band is separated into nine (9) sections, and has a membership of about 900.

The Band’s main community is on the Bonaparte Indian Reserve No. 3 comprising 704 hectares, also referred to as the Bonaparte Reserve, between Cache Creek and the terminus of Highway 99 at the Hat Creek Ranch or Lower Hat Creek. Band members are called the Stuctwesecm in Secwepemctsin, which means “people of Stuctuws.”