Nanoose First Nation

  • Nanoose First Nation
Snaw-Naw-As (Snaw-naw-as) is the name for our people, after the sole survivor of a battle in the 1800's, according to AANDC formerly INAC we are the Nanoose First Nation, as we are located in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia. Along with 18 other tribes in the Salish Sea we are Coast Salish people, one of the northern most tribes on the east side of Vancouver Island.We speak Hul'q'umi'num', which is 1 of 3 branches of the Halkomelum dialect spoken from Nanoose down to Oregon.  Today's community is situated 30 minutes north of Nanaimo, B.C., with a land base of 54 hectares, split by the Island Highway, and the E & N Railway.
Address
209 Mallard Way, Lantzville, V0R 2H0, B.C., Canada
Telephone
250-390-3661
Fax
250-390-3365