Sliammon First Nation

Language(s): 
FN Code: 
554

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.[[Text copied from the Sliammon First Nation homepage: http://www.sliammonfirstnation.com/pages/community.php]]

Community information

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.

Population on reserve: 600[[8206]]
Population off reserve: 507[[8206]]
Total population: 1107[[8206]]

Language information

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.

Éy7á7juuthem

Number of Fluent Speakers:
Number of Speakers that understand some of the language:
Number of Speakers learning the language:

Historically known as:

Sliammon First Nation
Kla Ah Men
Phone: 
(604) 483-9646
Fax: 
(604) 483-9769
Toll free: 
1-877-483-9646

LNA 1s

Title Submitted Organization/First Nation/Government Language
LNA6329 - Tla'amin First Nation Submitted Tla'amin First Nation Éy7á7juuthem
LNA3230 - Sliammon, Klahoose and Homalco Submitted Sliammon, Klahoose and Homalco Éy7á7juuthem