Seabird Island Indian Band

Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm
Dialect: Halq'eméylem
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Historically known as: Seabird Island Band

Contact Information:
Seabird Island Indian Band
PO Box 650
Agassiz, BC
V0M 1A0
ph. (604) 796-2177
fx. (604) 796-3729

Located in Agassiz, Brigish Columiba, the community of Seabird Island Band is located on a 1,820 hectare island bordered by the channels of the Fraser River.

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 3 1
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 150 1
Learning Speakers: 250 1

The Seabird Island Band speaks the Sto:lo Halq'emeylem dialect.

Community Information

Population: 1153 1

Seabird Island Indian Band has a large health care facility and the Seabird Island Community School: Lalme' Iwesawtexw. The Band operates a restaurant, gas bar, and convenience store. It also has a hazelnut orchard, a sheep farm, a cottonwood plantation and leases of cultivated land.

Footnotes / References
1. Seabird Island Band (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3404