KWIKWETLEM FIRST NATION
2-65 COLONY FARM ROAD,
V3C 5X9 CANADA
+1 (604) 540-0680
Kwikwetlem hosted FraserFEST Coquitlam in collaboration with the Rivershed Society of BC. For this event the Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP) arrived at Kwikwetlem by 34' voyageur canoe. This event included a dinner and an educational tour of the Colony Farm Community Gardens. Thanks to all those who attended.
Our KFN elder Beverly Mroczkowski was interviewed for the Coquitlam 125 year celebration. Her story is showcased on the City of Coquitlam website. You can read the article here.
KFN Chief and Council met today with NDP MP Finn Donnelly. KFN appreciates the ongoing relationship that we have with our local MP and look forward to continuing to work on more projects together in the future.
Last night, the administrative staff and community members had the chance to get to know each other better at a staff meet and greet dinner. This was a great evening and we will be organizing more of them in the future! Thanks to everyone who came out to attend!
Today BC Housing released their Visioning document for the future of the Riverview Lands in a Press Conference. Kwikwetlem First Nation has been involved in the consultation process since the beginning through a Protocol Agreement with the Province.
Read the report here:
Kwikwetlem First Nation has been working in partnership with Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, as well as Kwantlen Polytechnic University to develop a three year collaborative skills training program. This program received funding from the BC Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and the first training program began at the Squamish Nation Trade Centre in late October. KFN is looking forward to supporting members through programs such as scaffolding, environmental monitoring, intro to construction craftworker, and essential skills.
Read the Press Release here.
Kwikwetlem First Nation hosted it's bi-annual Health Day on October 15th. There were a number of health care practitioners ranging from optometrists to reflexologists. There were also a number of other stations for community members to access information relating to health and wellness. The event was a fabulous success! Thank you to all who were able to attend! A big thanks to Elder Bev Mroczkowski who welcomed everyone to the event in her handmade regalia and cedar hat!