Tseshaht First Nation

Language(s): 
FN Code: 
665
"The Tseshaht people live on the west Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, one of the 14 Nations that make up the Nuu chah nulth Tribal Council. Tseshaht translates as “the people of c̓išaa” while Nuu chah nulth means “all along the mountains and sea” and is descriptive of a people living along the mountains that face the Pacific Ocean. c̓išaa is located on what is today known as Benson Island, one of the Broken Group Islands in Barclay Sound. The Tseshaht people were created at c̓išaa and came to own all of the Broken Group Islands and lands up the canal to Port Alberni. Historically, the Tseshaht people were whalers and fishermen and their lives revolved around their territories on both land and water."[[copied from the Tseshaht homepage: http://www.tseshaht.com/index_main.php]]

Community information

Internet connectivity

High-Speed[[93]]

Population on reserve: 500[[8465]]
Population off reserve: 800[[8465]]
Total population: 1300[[8465]]

Language information

Nuučaan̓uɫ

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Historically known as:

Sheshaht
Phone: 
(250) 724-1225
Fax: 
(250) 724-4385
Toll free: 
1-888-724-1225

LNA 1s

Title Submitted Organization/First Nation/Government Language
LNA6459 - Tseshaht First Nation Submitted Tseshaht First Nation Nuučaan̓uɫ
LNA6403 - Tseshaht Submitted Tseshaht Nuučaan̓uɫ
LNA3758 - Tseshaht First Nation Submitted Tseshaht First Nation Nuučaan̓uɫ