Preferred Name:
Alternative Name:
Formerly Songhees (Variation Songhish); Includes Swengwhung Tribe, Whyomilth Tribe,Teechamitsa Tribe, Che-Ko-Nein Tribe And Chilcowitch Tribe (All Part Of Douglas Treaty (1850))
Lkwungen, Malchosen, Semiahmoo, SENĆOŦEN, T’Sou-ke
BC Regional Office:
West Coast (Nanaimo)
Vancouver Island & Coast
Reserve Land Area:138.10 ha
Chief Ron D. Sam
Councillor Norman Sam, Councillor Garry J. Albany, Councillor Jackie P. Albany, Councillor Margaret Charlie, Councillor Karen M. Tunkara
Governance Structure:
Indian Act
Address: 1500A Admirals Rd.
V9A 2R1
Community Description

The Songhees or Songish, also known as the Lekwungen or Lekungen, are an indigenous North American Coast Salish people who reside on southeastern Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the Greater Victoria area. Located adjacent to the Township of Esquimalt and the Town of View Royal. The community is comprised of five main families and several smaller families. Administration and Governance is under the authority of an elected Chief and Council.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Te'mexw Treaty Association