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Kwikwetlem First Nation

New Affordable Homes Open for kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation Members

kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation celebrates the Official Opening of Lot 16, a new 14 unit housing project that will provide much needed safe, quality and affordable housing for our members and help us to welcome them back home to their ancestral village of slakəyánc (IR #1). The project is the result of a partnership between the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation, the Province through BC Housing and the Government of Canada through Indigenous Services Canada.

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Statement on the Death of kʷikʷəƛ̓əm Councillor Stephanie Patterson

kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation is is deeply saddened to announce the tragic death of our beloved Councillor and community member, Stephanie Patterson. Stephanie is survived by three children. “Stephanie was passionate about helping all members of our community - our children, youth, adults and Elders.

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Colony Farm Regional Park Renamed to ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park

Kwikwetlem First Nation and Metro Vancouver jointly announce the renaming of Colony Farm Regional Park to as ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park and Colony Farm Road to as ƛ̓éxətəm Road on July 1, 2023.

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New Funding helps Nation create a safer, sacred Cemetery to honour our ancestors and loved ones

kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation receives new funding to upgrade and protect its historical cemetary, including $300,000 from the First Nation Land Management Resources Centre and $387,000 from the First Peoples' Cultural Council. Our Historic Cemetary serves as a sacred final resting place for our Elders and Ancestors as well as extended family and relatives from other First Nations.

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Port Coquitlam and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm Sign Historic Service Agreement

Port Coquitlam and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation sign a service agreement for the first stage of development of Coquitlam IR #2, one of the two reserve lands managed by the Nation. This historic agreement paves the way for the Nation to start to develop these these lands which cover a 202 acre site located off Pitt River Road in Port Coquitlam, BC.

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Douglas College unveils Traditional Coast Salish Welcome Figure titled "Salmon Woman Welcomes Salmon Home"

A two-and-a-half metre traditional Coast Salish welcome figure was unveiled today at Douglas College’s Coquitlam Campus. Titled “Salmon Woman Welcomes Salmon Home. "The figure was commissioned last year in commemoration of the College’s 50th anniversary and in recognition of the College’s location on traditional Coast Salish territories – in particular the Kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation.

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National Truth and Reconciliation Day, Sept. 30

Chief and Council share their views on Canada's first National Day on Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, 2021. This day is one of the 94 recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in their final report to the federal government in December 2015.

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səmiq̓ʷəʔelə - Place of the Great Blue Heron

March 10, 2021 - The Riverview Lands have been renamed səmiq̓wəʔelə (pronounced Suh-MEE-kwuh-EL-uh), in recognition and respect of the Kwikwetlem First Nation’s (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm) historical and cultural ties to its ancestral land.

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