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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 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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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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