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New Affordable Homes Open for kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation Members

kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nation celebrates the Official Opening of Lot 16, a new 14 unit housing project that will provide much needed safe, quality and affordable housing for our members and help us to welcome them back home to their ancestral village of slakəyánc (IR #1). The project is the result of a partnership between the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation, the Province through BC Housing and the Government of Canada through Indigenous Services Canada.

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Statement on the Death of kʷikʷəƛ̓əm Councillor Stephanie Patterson

kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation is is deeply saddened to announce the tragic death of our beloved Councillor and community member, Stephanie Patterson. Stephanie is survived by three children. “Stephanie was passionate about helping all members of our community - our children, youth, adults and Elders - and to improving community participation and engagement to help create a vibrant and self-governing Nation," said Chief Ron Giesbrecht. The entire community is grieving this loss.

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Colony Farm Regional Park Renamed to ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park

Kwikwetlem First Nation and Metro Vancouver jointly announce the renaming of Colony Farm Regional Park to as ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park and Colony Farm Road to as ƛ̓éxətəm Road on July 1, 2023. kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation and their members selected the name ƛ̓éxətəm (pronounced tla-hut-um) which means ‘to be invited’ in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓. The name reflects their welcome to visitors to ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park, which is located on their traditional and ancestral territory and adjacent to their ancestral village of slakəyánc (Coquitlam I.R. #1).

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kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation announce new Sockeye Hatchery, the next step to bringing the "Red Fish Up the River" back home.

kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation announce new Sockeye Hatchery Hatchery is being built nearby the Coquitlam Dam in the heart of the Nation’s traditional, ancestral and unceded territory known as the skʷƛ̓əma:ɬ x̌acaʔ (Coquitlam Lake) Watershed. The kʷikʷəƛ̓əm Sockeye Hatchery is being led by kʷikʷəƛ̓əm First Nation in partnership with BC Hydro, Metro Vancouver and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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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 Historic Cemetary serves as a sacred final resting place for our Elders and Ancestors as well as extended family 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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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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People with mental illness, addictions benefit from new treatment centre

People living with complex mental illness and addictions have access to a new purpose-built treatment centre with a model of care that is innovative and progressive – the first of its kind in North America. The Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction is a 105-bed centre that provides several levels of care within the same facility to help people progress to their recovery and eventually reintegrate into their home communities

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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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