Nlaka’pamux Nation

First contact with explorers is recorded in Simon Fraser's journal indicating an arrival at the confluence of two major rivers (now Fraser and Thompson) in June of 1808 where he met with a large group of people who self identified as "Hacamugh". 

Later on in the century, James Teit would write out a Nation boundary within which 69 villages are recorded. After confederation, the villages were unilaterly lumped together (for the most part) to reduce the villages down to 15 communities known today as Indian Bands. Kanaka Bar is one of the 15 communities today and we gather with the other communities when we can plus use email and other means of modern communications to keep in touch with each other.