Kwiakah First Nation

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The Kwiakah First Nation, also known as the Kwiakah Band or Kwiakah Nation, is the band government of the Kwiakah people, a subgroup of the Laich-kwil-tach (Euclataws or Southern Kwakiutl) group of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples. Their mailing address is in Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, where most their 19 band members live, although their traditional territory is in the Discovery Islands to the north of that city and their two Indian Reserves are located on the mainland coast adjacent to that archipelago. The band is making an effort to "go back to the land" and re-occupy their traditional sites.[1]

Language[edit]

The traditional language of the Kwiakah people is Lekwala, the southern dialect of Kwak'wala, a Northern Wakashan language.[1]

Indian Reserves[edit]

Indian Reserves under the administration of the Kwiakah Band are:[2]

Tribal council membership[edit]

They are a member government of the Kwakiutl District Council.[3]

BC Treaty Process[edit]

In the British Columbia Treaty Process They are part of the Hamatla Treaty Society.[4] There are in Stage 4 of the BC Treaty Process.[4]

With the Cape Mudge First Nation and the Campbell River First Nation, they also form the Laich-kwil-tach Council of Chiefs or Laich-kwil-tach Treaty Society.[5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kwiakah First Nation". Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  2. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Reserves/Settlements/Villages Detail, Kwiakah First Nation
  3. ^ "Kwakiutl District Council". Government of Canada. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
  4. ^ a b "Hamatla Treaty Society". Executive Council of British Columbia. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
  5. ^ "Laich-kwil-tach Treaty Society". Retrieved 2009-08-14.