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Member Nations

Snuneymuxw First Nation

The Snuneymuxw are a vibrant First Nation of the Coast Salish People, located in the centre of Coast Salish territory on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. The Snuneymuxw First Nation is one of the largest Nations in B.C. with a population of over 1,700 people. The administration office is located at 668 Centre Street, Nanaimo BC, V9R 4Z4.

Qualicum First Nation

The Qualicum First Nation, with a membership of more than 100 people, is located in Qualicum Bay at the mouth of the Big Qualicum River, 15 minutes north of Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. The Administration office is located at 5850 River Road, Qualicum Beach,
BC, V9K 1Z5

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation are located on the west side of Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island and just north of the cities of Nanaimo and Lantzville, and south of the community of Nanoose Bay. The Snaw-Naw-As First Nation Membership numbers 250. The Administration office is located at 209 Mallard Way, Lantzville BC.

Stz'uminus First Nation

Stz’uminus First Nation have lived around the Salish Sea for thousands of years.  Their traditional territory on east Vancouver Island includes four reserves of more than 1,200 hectares, much of it bordering the Strait of Georgia and Ladysmith Harbour and the Nation has about 1,300 members.  Administration office is located at 12611-A Trans Canada Highway, Ladysmith BC, V9G 1M5.

The Malahat Nation represents approximately 340 members with two reserve lands located on the western shore of Saanich Inlet, south of the village of Mill Bay, about 40 kilometres north of Victoria. The administration office is located at 110 Thunder Rd RR 4, Mill Bay, B.C.

Penelakut Tribe

Penelakut Tribe is a Hul’qumi’num speaking community that is separated into 4 reserve locations, the largest of which is Penelakut Island. The island reserve locations are only accessible by ferry or boat. The membership consists of just over 1000 people.  Administration offices are located at 11330 Clam Bay Road North, Penelakut Island,
BC, V0R 5K0

Halalt First Nation

Halalt are Coast Salish people who speak the Hul’qumi’num dialect. Halalt territory is located on the central east coast of Vancouver Island. The Administration office is located at 7973 Chemainus Road, Chemainus, BC VOR 1K5. The membership consists of just over 200 people.

Lyackson First Nation

Lyackson Mustimuhw are a Central Coast Salish Hul’qumi’num community of over 200 members presently based in Chemainus, Vancouver Island. The traditional area is located on Valdes Island. The Administration office is located at Lyackson First Nation 7973A Chemainus Road, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5

Ts'uubaa-asatx First Nation (Lake Cowichan)

The main community of the Ts'uubaa-asatx First Nation is located on the north shore of Cowichan Lake, west of the Cowichan Valley. The Ts'uubaa-asatx First Nation has 15 registered members. The Administration office is located at 313B Deer Lake, Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0.



Our nine Coast Salish member nations signed an agreement in 1997 with BC and Canada creating what is now known today as Kw'umut Lelum.


We honour the unique history, values and traditions of each of our Nations and thier xwulmuxw mustimuxw while recognizing that we must all move together as nutsamaat shqualuwun - working as one heart and one mind.



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