Kitasoo/Xaixais Nation

Language: Sgüüxs
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Historically known as: Kitasoo Band Council, Kitasoo Indian Band

Contact Information:
Kitasoo Band Council
General Delivery
Klemtu, BC
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ph. (250) 839-1255
fx. (250) 839-1256

"Klemtu is a small village on Swindle Island, situated on the province's spectacularly beautiful central coast. Two distinct tribal organizations live here: the Kitasoo who were originally from Kitasu Bay and the Xai'xais of Kynoc Inlet. The Kitasoo/Xai'xais people are the only permanent residents within the traditional territories of the First Nation."1

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 0 2
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 1 2
Learning Speakers: 90 2

The Kitasoo/Xaixais speak the Ski:xs language.

Community Information

Population: 530 2

Footnotes / References
1. Text copied from
2. Kitasoo First Nation (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3437