Leq'á:mel First Nation

Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm
Dialect: Halq'eméylem
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Historically known as: Lakahahmen First Nation

Contact Information:
Leq'a:mel First Nation
43101 Leq'a:mel Way
Deroche, BC
V0M 1G0
ph. (604) 826-7976
fx. (604) 826-0362

Leq'á:mel First Nation, formerly known as Lakahahmen First Nation, is located 22 kilometres east of Mission, British Columbia.

Language Information

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

The Leq'á:mel First Nation speaks the Stó:lō Halq'eméylem dialect.

Community Information

Population: 384 1

Leq'á:mel First Nation utilizes three reserves for residential uses, two as cemeteries, and as for the other five, are either under a Certificate of Possession to members, leased for agricultural use, or future sites for Economic Development.

Footnotes / References
1. Sto:lo Shxweli Halq'emeylem Language program (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3192