Cheam First Nation

Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm
Dialect: Halq'eméylem
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Contact Information:
Cheam First Nation
52130 Old Yale Rd
Rosedale, BC
V1T 7T8
ph. (604) 794-7924
fx. (604) 794-7456

The Cheam First Nation's main community is now on the Cheam Reserve near Chilliwack. Their traditional territory spans the Fraser River and includes many rich fishing, hunting and other food gathering areas.

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 5 1
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 11 1
Learning Speakers: 21 1


Community Information

Population: 483 1
Internet Connectivity: High-Speed2

In addition to the health clinic and adminstration offices, Cheam has recently build a large "smoke house".

Footnotes / References
1. Coqualeetza Cultural Education Centre (2013), Language Needs Assessment #2186
2. Aboriginal Canada (2006). First Nation Connectivity Profiles.