W̱SIḴEM (Tseycum)

FN Code: 
655

W̱SIḴEM (Tseycum) is part of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) First Nation with territory centred on the Saanich Peninsula and southern Gulf Islands. The W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) First Nation is a single Nation that was historically split into four First Nations according to village site by the Canadian government[[218]]. Most W̱SIḴEM (Tseycum) members live on the Union Bay Indian Reserve No.4 reserve at the centre of Patricia Bay on the Saanich Peninsula. In SENĆOŦEN, the name W̱SIḴEM means "land of clay"[[220]].

Community information

Internet connectivity

High-Speed[[93]]

Population on reserve: 104[[8159]]
Population off reserve: 48[[8159]]
Total population: 152[[8159]]

Language information

SENĆOŦEN classes are held in the LÁU,WELNEW Tribal School that is on the W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) reserve in Brentwood Bay and as of July 2008, there is also a FirstVoices archive of 367 words and 536 phrases.

SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke

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

Historically known as:

Tseycum First Nation
Phone: 
(250) 656-0858
Fax: 
(250) 656-0868
Toll free: 
1-877-656-0858

LNA 1s

Title Submitted Organization/First Nation/Government Language
LNA6402 - W̱SÁNEĆ School Board Submitted W̱SÁNEĆ School Board SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
LNA6312 - W̱SÁNEĆ School Board Submitted W̱SÁNEĆ School Board SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
LNA6233 - W̱SÁNEĆ School Board Submitted W̱SÁNEĆ School Board SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
LNA6144 - Tseycum First Nation Submitted Tseycum First Nation SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
LNA6032 - Tseycum First Nation Submitted Tseycum First Nation SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke
LNA5972 - W̱SÁNEĆ School Board Submitted W̱SÁNEĆ School Board SENĆOŦEN / Malchosen / Lekwungen / Semiahmoo / T’Sou-ke