Links to Nations’ websites

Out of a desire to acknowledge the Peoples of this region, there are links to local and island Nations’ websites compiled below. Please send a note if any of the links don’t work, if any names are incorrect, or to highlight Nations inadvertently missed on this page. Many thanks!

Local Nations’ Websites

Esquimalt Nation/ Xwsepsum

Songhees Nation/ Lək̓ʷəŋən/ Lekwungen/ Lkwungen

Malahat Nation/ Málexeł (Thank-you to the Malahat Nation’s previous website for a number of the Salish web-links below)

Pauquachin Nation/ BOḰEĆEN

Tsartlip First Nation/ W̱JOȽEȽP

Tsawout First Nation/ SȾÁUTW

Tseycum First Nation/ W̱SIḴEM

Sc’ianew (Cheanuh)/ Beecher Bay First Nation

T’Sou-ke Nation

Ditidaht First Nation/ Diitiid7aa7tx

Pacheedaht First Nation

See the previous page for compiled links to some Local community initiatives, a few local Places, and some resources.


Island: Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth, K’ómoks, and Kwakwaka’wakw Nations

Cowichan Tribes/ Quw’utsun: Quamichan (Kwa’mutsun), Comiaken (Qw’umiyiqun), Koksilah (Xwulqw’selu), Somena (S’amuna’), Clemclemluts (Lhumlhumuluts’), Khenipsen (Xinupsum), Cowichan Bay (Tl’lulpalus)

Map of the island with names of First Nations.
Map of Island Nations (mid-way on the linked page). (Map was previously at: Here is another map of island Nations.

Halalt First Nation

Hul’qumi’num People

Lake Cowichan First Nation

Lyackson Mustimuhw


Qualicum First Nation

Snaw-naw-as/ Nanoose First Nation

Snuneymuxw First Nation

Stz’uminus First Nation (formerly known as Chemainus)

Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

Ahousaht First Nation

Ditidaht First Nation

Ehattesaht/ Chinehkint

Hesquiaht First Nations

Hupacasath First Nation

Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Kyuquot / Checleseht

Mowachaht/ Muchalaht First Nation

Nuchatlaht First Nation

Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations

Toquaht Nation

Tseshaht First Nation/ Ts’ishaa7ath

Uchucklesaht Tribe

Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ/ Ucluelet First Nation

K’ómoks First Nation: Sathloot, Sasitla, Ieeksun, Puntledge, Cha’chae, and Tat’poos

The Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw

Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations

Kwakiutl District Council

Map showing Indigenous Peoples' general territories, southwest "B.C."
Larger map used to be available via:

‘Namgis First Nation

Quatsino First Nation

Tlatlasikwala Nation/ Tlatlasikwala, Nakumgilisala and Yutlinuk peoples

Tlowitsis Nation

We Wai Kai Nation

Wei Wai Kum First Nation