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 (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