Northern Straits First Nations

NORTHERN STRAITS FIRST NATIONS, a division of the Central Coast Salish people (see SALISHAN FIRST NATIONS), share a common language (see FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGES) and occupy the southern end of VANCOUVER ISLAND, SAN JUAN ISLAND, the southern GULF ISLANDS and the mainland around BOUNDARY BAY. There are 6 groups normally identified as Northern Straits: the T'sou-ke (Sooke), the LEKWAMMEN (Songhees) in the VICTORIA area, the Saanich (Wsanec) on the SAANICH PENINSULA, the Semiahmoo in Semiahmoo Bay,...

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