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Kwikwetlem First Nation

New Funding helps Nation create a safer, sacred Cemetery to honour our ancestors and loved ones

kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation receives new funding to upgrade and protect its historical cemetary, including $300,000 from the First Nation Land Management Resources Centre and $387,000 from the First Peoples' Cultural Council. Our cemetary serves as a sacred final resting place for members of the Nation as well as friends and relatives from other First Nations.

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Port Coquitlam and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm Sign Historic Service Agreement

Port Coquitlam and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation sign a service agreement for the first stage of development of Coquitlam IR #2, one of the two reserve lands managed by the Nation. This historic agreement paves the way for the Nation to start to develop these these lands which cover a 202 acre site located off Pitt River Road in Port Coquitlam, BC.

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Douglas College unveils Traditional Coast Salish Welcome Figure titled "Salmon Woman Welcomes Salmon Home"

A two-and-a-half metre traditional Coast Salish welcome figure was unveiled today at Douglas College’s Coquitlam Campus. Titled “Salmon Woman Welcomes Salmon Home. "The figure was commissioned last year in commemoration of the College’s 50th anniversary and in recognition of the College’s location on traditional Coast Salish territories – in particular the Kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation.

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National Truth and Reconciliation Day, Sept. 30

Chief and Council share their views on Canada's first National Day on Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, 2021. This day is one of the 94 recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada in their final report to the federal government in December 2015.

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kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation to build 14 new Quality Homes to Address Housing Shortage

June 24, 2021 — A partnership between kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation, the Province and the Government of Canada is paving the way for a new, 14-unit housing project for members of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation.

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səmiq̓ʷəʔelə - Place of the Great Blue Heron

March 10, 2021 - The Riverview Lands have been renamed səmiq̓wəʔelə (pronounced Suh-MEE-kwuh-EL-uh), in recognition and respect of the Kwikwetlem First Nation’s (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm) historical and cultural ties to its ancestral land.

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Kwikwetlem First Nation Dedicates Canoe to New Healing Spirit House

February 12, 2019 — Kwikwetlem First Nation hosted an historic canoe dedication ceremony on the Riverview Lands where, in partnership with the Province of BC, BC Housing, and the City of Coquitlam, they dedicated a canoe to the new Healing Spirit House at Riverview, set to open in March.

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