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'.
Treaty or Tribal Association
Te'mexw Treaty Association
Economic Development Background
Beecher Bay First Nation is seeking economic development initiatives as part of the treaty process. Its economic development initiatives are generally lead by the Chief and Council
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
Beecher Bay has a forestry agreement with the Province as of 2016 called the Sc'ianew Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement. The community is also a partner in the Spirit Bay Housing Development project, operates the Cheanuh Marina, and a community gallery.