Oweekeno First Nation

OWEEKENO  () First Nation traditionally occupied the central coast around RIVERS INLET and OWIKENO LK and its drainage. Their language is Oowekyala, a form of the northern WAKASHAN Oowekyala-Heiltsuk language; as a result they are usually grouped with the Heiltsuk (Bella Bella) and HAIHAIS (XaiXais) FIRST NATIONS as the HEILTSUK people (see FIRST NATIONS LANGUAGES). Because of their location at the head of the inlet their seasonal...

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