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- Revelations 15:4

Ntlakyapamuk Thompson of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 4,100

ROP3 Code: 110022
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: Thompson - (thp)
Religion: Christianity - Anglican
Country of Origin: Canada

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  , BC - 4,100

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Brief Profile

Previously known as the Ntlakyapamuk (also spelled Nlaka'pamuk) Thompson, the Nlakapamuk are an indigenous First Nations people who speak an interior Salish language in southern British Columbia.

They speak the Thompson language which is spoken in the Fraser Canyon, Thompson Canyon, Nicola Country of the Canadian province of British Columbia.

Historically, they subsisted mainly by fishing and hunting, together with the gathering of wild roots and berries. They lived in circular, earth-covered pithouses. To their north were the Lillooet and Shuswap; to their south were the Okanagan.

They were known as Knife Indians by the employees of the Hudson's Bay Company and Thompson River Indians by the white traders.

The Nlaka'pamux were the object of both Anglican and Roman Catholic missionary efforts in the nineteenth century, resulting in the vast majority belonging to one of the two denominations.

Prayer Points

  • For God to reveal the truth of salvation through grace alone and not through acts of religious rituals.
  • Pray God will provide for the physical and spiritual needs of the Ntlakyapamuk people.
  • Pray Christians who encounter Ntlakyapamuk people will share Christ both in word and deed.

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