sḵelhp

Feature Type:Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Pronounced: see note
Relative Location: Jervis Inlet, N of Nelson Island, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°46'50"N, 124°10'30"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92F/16

Origin Notes and History:

"Saltery Bay" adopted 2 September 1954 on Hydrographic Chart #3589 as a local name. Name changed 26 March 2021 to sḵelhp on 92F/6 as recommended by shíshálh Nation and supported by BC Ferries.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

sḵelhp is the shashishalhem name for Saltery Bay. sḵelhp is an ancient name, whose meaning/origin has been lost over time. (Advice from shíshálh Nation Stewardship and Territorial Land Management Division, 2019)

Source: included with note

sḵelhp
• 'ske' is pronounced like the 'sku' in English 'skull', except that k is produced father back in the mouth.
• 'Lh' sounds like the 'thl' in English 'athlete'.
• 'p' sounds like 'p' in English.
sḵelhp is not capitalized.
(Advice from shíshálh Nation Stewardship and Territorial Land Management Division, 2019)

Source: included with note

Acknowledging with gratitude Steven Feschuk (xwash), Protector of Culture, shíshálh Nation, and Raquel Joe (ch’elkwilwet), Museum Curator, tems swiya Museum, shíshálh Nation, for providing the audio pronunciation.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.