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Sliammon First Nation


Language: Éy7á7juuthem
Historically known as: Sliammon First Nation, Kla Ah Men

Contact Information:
Sliammon First Nation
RR 2
Powell River, BC
V8A 4Z3
ph. (604) 483-9646
fx. (604) 483-9769

The Sliammon Community today, resides just north of Powell River in British Columbia, on the Sliammon reserve. The Sliammon (ɬaʔaʔmɛn) First Nation is one of the 20 Coast Salish native tribes inhabiting the coastal regions of western Canada. The Sliammon people stem from a culture rich heritage with a history stretching back over 2000 years into the past.1

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 5 2
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 50 2
Learning Speakers: 71 2

The Éy7á7juuthem language is taught in local public schools and at the Elders Lodge from September to May, every Sunday from 1pm-3pm. The Sliammon Cultural Department also has language CDs available for purchase. There are 2 sets, one specifically on the language, and the other; stories, history and songs.

Community Information

Population: 1028 2

The Sliammon reserve lies on a portion of land between Powell River and Lund directly opposite Harwood Island (also reserve land). The community has over 1000 members with the majority living on the reserve.


Links

Sliammon First Nation homepage:
http://www.sliammonfirstnation.com/
Sliammon treaty society website:
http://www.sliammontreaty.com/
A Powell River based website with information about Sliammon history:
http://www.prcn.org/sliammon/index/
Naut'sa Mawt Tribal Council website:
http://www.nautsamawt.org/
Aboriginal Canada site:
http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/community/site.nsf/en/fn554.html

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