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Archaeology and History

Archaeology and History

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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Indigenous artist shares kʷikʷəƛ̓əm story through murals at new healing centre

Indigenous artist shares kʷikʷəƛ̓əm story through murals at new healing centre. Rosalie Dipcsu painted two murals and created stencils for the Red Fish Healing Centre at səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview Lands in Coquitlam.

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Unveiling of kʷikʷəƛ̓əm House Post at the Red Fish Healing Centre a Symbol of Hope, Healing and Reconnecting with our Core, Unceded Territory

August 11, 2021 — The first house post to be erected in the ancestral homeland of kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation in 120 years was unveiled today at the Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (θəqiʔ ɫəwʔənəq leləm) at səmiq̓ʷəʔelə/Riverview.

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Noons Creek Hatchery Celebrates the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) People

May 27, 2021 — A 600-year old cedar tree carved by Kwantlen First Nation artist Brandon Gabriel into a house post called “The Spirit of Kwikwetlem" tells the history of the strong spirit and resilience of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) people and the sockeye salmon from which the Nation carries their name.

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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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