Kw'umut Lelum

Child and Family Services
544 Centre St. Nanaimo, BC V9R 4Z3

T. 250.591.0933 or Toll-free 1.800.613.1777

F. 250.591.0935  |  E. info@kwumut.org

 

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Member Nations

Nanaimo is an anglicized name for Snuneymuxw. The true meaning of the word is lost but many Elders believe that it means "A great people". The Snuneymuxw speak Island Hul'qumin'num like the immediate neighbours, the Nanoose, the Chemainus and the Cowichan. The Administration office is located at 668 Centre Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 4Z4. The present population is approximately 1500 people.

Qualicum First Nation

Qualicum First Nation traditional territory is located on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island north of Parksville. The membership has over 100 people. The Administration office is located at 5850 River Road Qualicum Beach, BC

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation (Nanoose)

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 210. The Administration office is located at 209 Mallard Way, Lantzville BC.

Stz' uminus First Nation (Chemainus)

Stz'uminus (stu mee nis) is the traditional name of the people who lived on the east coast of Vancouver Island, which means, "bitten breast"/ Translation of Stz'uminus, by Europeans is Chemainus, hence Chemainus First Nation. The population consists of about 1050 members. The Administration office is located at 12611-A Trans Canada Highway, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1M5.

Málexeł Nation (Malahat)

Málexeł First Nation traditional area is located on southeastern Vancouver Island. The area of highway known as the Malahat and Goldstream are situated within the territory. The membership consists of appriximately 100 people. The Administration office is located at 110 Thunder Rd RR 4, Mill Bay, B.C.

Penelakut Tribe

Penelakut Tribe traditional territory is on the central east side of Vancouver Island situated on Kuper Island, Galiano Island, Tent Island, and near the mouth of the Chemainus River. The membership consists of approximately 900 members. The Administration office is located on Kuper Island.

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 189 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

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

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Inception

 

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 Child and Family Services.

 

The belief of the nine xwulmuxw mustimuxw nations is that the people of our communities are the centre of all the work that Kw'umut Lelum offers.