Songhees Nation

Language: SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lkwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
Dialect: Lekwungen
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Historically known as: Songhees First Nation, Songish, Lekwungen

Contact Information:
Songhees Nation
1500D Admirals Rd
Victoria, BC
V9A 2R1
ph. (250) 386-1043
fx. (250) 386-4161

The territory of the Songhees Nation includes the current city of Victoria and surrounding areas. The main community was moved from the west side of the Victoria harbour to lands that adjoin the SXIMEȽEȽ (Esquimalt) Nation's main reserve.

Language Information

The Lekwungen dialect is currently a sleeping language1.

Community Information

Population: 4902
Internet Connectivity: High-Speed3

Footnotes / References
1. Deanna Daniels, personal communication to Towagh Behr, April 16, 2008.
2. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (2008). First Nation Registered Population.
3. Aboriginal Canada (2006). First Nation Connectivity Profiles.