Scia'new (Beecher Bay)

Languages: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm, Nəxʷsƛ̕ay̓əmúcən, SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lkwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
Dialect: Hul'q'umi'num
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Historically known as: Beecher Bay First Nations

Contact Information:
Scia'new First Nation
4901B East Sooke Rd
Sooke, BC
V0S 1N0
ph. (250) 478-3535
fx. (250) 478-3585

The Scia'new First Nations' main community is on Beecher Bay, in East Sooke, 30 km southwest of Victoria.

Language Information

Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm
Fluent Speakers: 1 1
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 22 1
Learning Speakers: 11 1

The Scia'new First Nations trace their ancestry to people who spoke four different languages. The community recognizes all four languages although they are not all currently spoken. The predominant language is now Hul’q’umi’num’.

Community Information

Population: 223 1

Footnotes / References
1. Beecher Bay First Nations (2007), Language Needs Assessment #679