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Kwikwetlem First Nation

Kwikwetlem Pronounced Kwayh-quit-lam in Halq’emeylem language means “Red Fish Up The River”.

Elders’ stories explain that we have always been here. Archaeology confirms continuous occupation of our traditional territory for at least 9,000 years, since the last ice age.

Kwikwetlem First Nation located in Coquitlam, BC, Canada that has two reserves that are nestled against the Coquitlam River. IR#1 is close to the mouth of Coquitlam River that drains into the Fraser River and is 6.5 acres and IR#2 is in Port Coquitlam, further up Coquitlam River. It is 202 acres in size.

Kwikwetlem First Nation currently has members that reside throughout Western Canada and the United States. They belong to the Coast Salish and their traditional language is Halq’eméylem.

Kwikwetlem First Nation strongly respects its traditional territory, culture and membership is creating the environment that promotes a higher quality of life for future membership and generations.

They are committed to transparency, responsibility, financial accountability, social, health, education, and economic development. Kwikwetlem culture is similar to other Aboriginal people, especially other Sto:lo and Northwest Coast groups, we are a unique people with specific cultural traditions and political interests unlike anyone else’s. We take our name from the red fish that historically travelled up the Coquitlam River.

More information

Kwikwetlem First Nation
2-65 Colony Farm Road
Coquitlam, B.C.

Phone: 604-540-0680
Fax 604-525-0772
Email: reception@kwikwetlem.com
Web: www.kwikwetlem.com

 

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