BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Chilcotin Forest
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: S of Callanan Lake, W of Williams Lake (city), Cariboo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°07'00''N, 122°34'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93B/2
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Origin Notes and History:

Ninkynee (settlement) adopted 18 January 1967, as suggested by the resident forester of the Chilcotin Forest Indian Training Centre and so-labelled on military map MCE 120, Chilcotin Training Area, 1967. Name changed to Chilcotin Forest (settlement) 8 May 1967, following local objections and a petition by Chilcotin Forest Community Club. Form of name subsequently changed to Chilcotin Forest (community).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Ninkynee is a Chilcotin word meaning "Indians own", expressing the community's nature and reason for existence. (December 1966 letter from Chilcotin Forest Indian Training Centre, file W.1.55); alternate suggestion Fort Chilcotin not acceptable as the settlement is not connected with any military installation (January 1967 letter from Director of Army Operational Services, file W.1.55).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office