Beecher Bay First Nation also known as Scia'new

Preferred Name:
Alternative Name:
Alternate Beecher Bay First Nation; Includes Cheerno (Circa 1883); Includes Chewhaytsum Tribe And Ka-Ky-Aakan Tribe Of The Douglas Treaty (1850); Named After Cmdr. Alexander Beecher
Halq'eméylem, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Hul’q’umi’num’, Lkwungen, Malchosen, Nəxʷsƛ̕ay̓əmúcən, Semiahmoo, SENĆOŦEN, T’Sou-ke
BC Regional Office:
West Coast (Nanaimo)
Vancouver Island & Coast
Reserve Land Area:307.70 ha
Chief Russ Chipps
Councillor Bernice Jane Millette, Councillor Gordon Charles
Governance Structure:
Indian Act
Address: 4901B Sooke Road, RR #6 E
V0S 1N0
Community Description

The Scia'new First Nation, also known as Beecher Bay, is a band government located on southern Vancouver Island in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. The Sc'ianew (Cheanuh) First Nations' main community is on Beecher Bay in East Sooke, 30 km southwest of Victoria (capitol city of British Columbia). They can trace their ancestry to people who spoke four different languages. The English translation of the name means "big fish". The predominant language is now Hul'q'umi'num'.

Phone: (250) 478-3535

Fax: (250) 478-3585

Treaty or Tribal Association
Te'mexw Treaty Association