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T'Sou-ke Nation - Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The A-Team
N 48° 23.233 W 123° 41.814
10U E 448404 N 5359573
Quick Description: The T'Sou-ke Nation resides on two reserves on the east and west sides of Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. The coordinates point to the entrance to the eastern reserve, which also houses the Nation's administration offices.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 6/25/2014 9:16:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMM02H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The following summary of the T'Sou-ke Nation comes from their website:
In the SENCOTEN language, the word T'Sou-ke is the name of the Stickleback fish that live in the estuary of the river. Exposure to Europeans through the Hudson's Bay Company saw the name changed first to Soke and then Sooke. That English name is now common and is used for many things including the name of our neighbouring town, the river and basin, the main road.

The two T'Sou-ke reserves are on 67 hectares (165 acres) around the Sooke Basin on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The reserves were allotted by the Joint Reserve Commission in 1877.

Most community members live on the southern 41-hectare reserve while the many administration offices are on the 26-acre reserve along the main road between Sooke and Victoria.

The total registered T'Sou-ke population was 251 as of February 2013
Type of Nation Within: Indian Reserve (Canada)

Tribe or Band: T'Sou-ke

Land Area - Specify Acres or Miles: 165 acres

Population: 251

Date when area was established or set aside: 6/11/1877

Open or Closed to Public: Open To Public

Website for further information: [Web Link]

Coordinates of site within area to visit: N 48° 23.083 W 123° 41.824

Address of Main Entrance to area: Not listed

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