Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis First Nation

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Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis,[1] formerly the Kwicksutaineuk-ah-kwa-mish First Nation is a First Nations band government based on northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, in the Queen Charlotte Strait region. It is a member of the Musgamagw Tsawataineuk Tribal Council, along with the ‘Namgis First Nation and the Tsawataineuk First Nation. The Kwikwasut'inuxw and Haxwa'mis are two of the many subgroups of the peoples known as Kwakwaka'wakw, which means "speakers of Kwak'wala", their language, and were combined into one band by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs.

The territory of the Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis spans the southern Broughton Archipelago and the Gilford Island area just north of the mouth of Knight Inlet. Their main village is Gwa’yasdams or Gwayasdums, a small community located on Gilford Island.

Its citizens have been operating under a boil water advisory for 9 years.[2][3]

Indian reserves[edit]

Indian reserves under the band's administration are:[4]

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