Klahoose First Nation
The Klahoose First Nation is a First Nations band government, the Indian Act-mandated government for the Klahoose group of Mainland Comox, whose traditional territories are located on Cortes Island at the northern end of the Strait of Georgia, and surrounding Toba Inlet, in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. Their main community is at the head of that inlet, and is also called Klahoose, which is the site of Klahoose Indian Reserve No. 1.
The Klahoose are part of, with their neighbours the Sliammon and Homalco one of the three groups who were split by colonialism into different band councils but united historically as the Tla A'min, known as the Mainland Comox. and K'omoks, the larger grouping of the Comox people, also known as the Island Comox and before the merger with the Laich-kwil-tach culture were known as the Sahtloot. Historically both groups are a subgroup of the Coast Salish though the K'omoks name is from, and their language today, is the Lik'wala (Southern Kwakiutl) dialect of Kwak'wala. The ancestral tongue is the Comox language, though the Sahtloot/Island dialect is extinct.
The Klahoose First Nation is a member government of the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council (NmTC).
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