Language: Nuučaan̓uɫ
Dialect: Central Nuučaan̓uɫ
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Historically known as: ḥiškʷi

Contact Information:
Hesquiaht First Nation
PO Box 2000
Tofino, BC
V0R 2Z0
ph. (250) 670-1100
fx. (250) 670-1102

The Hesquiaht First Nation is on the west coast of Vancouver island where their traditional territory stretches from roughly Nootka Sound to Clayoquot Sound. Their largest community is at Hot Springs Cove (former known as Refuge Cove) and can be reached by boat or float plane.

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 13 1
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 36 1
Learning Speakers: 10 1

Community Information

Population: 690 1
Internet Connectivity: Dial-in2

The community at Hot Springs Cove has about 40 households and the majority of Hesquiaht people live in Port Alberni and other urban centres.

Footnotes / References
1. Hesquiaht Language Program (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3311
2. Aboriginal Canada (2006). First Nation Connectivity Profiles.