Squamish Nation


Language: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim
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Historically known as: Squamish Band

Contact Information:
Squamish Nation
PO Box 86131
North Vancouver, BC
V7L 4J5
ph. (604) 980-4553
fx. (604) 980-4523

"The Squamish Nation is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal peoples who lived in the present day Greater Vancouver area; Gibson’s landing and Squamish River watershed."1

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 7 2
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 34 2
Learning Speakers: 205 2

The Squamish Nation speaks the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim (Squamish language).

Community Information

Population: 4080 2

"After contact with European settlers, 16 tribes united as the Squamish Band on July 23, 1923."1


Links
Footnotes / References
1. Text copied from www.squamish.net
2. Squamish Nation Education Dept, Squamish Nation (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3308