Our community resides just north of the city of Powell River in British Columbia, along Highway 101. Our Nation is one of the many indigenous Coast Salish tribes inhabiting the Pacific Northwest Coast. Our people are descendants of a rich heritage with a history that stretches back well over 4000 years into the past.
All of our economic and political systems along with our spirituality were based on our relationship with the traditional territory of our ancestors and their unique relationship with the land.
Our traditional territory spanned along the northern part of Sunshine Coast of BC, extending down both sides of the Straight of Georgia, occupying an area over 400 square kilometers in size. This consisted of numerous permanent and temporary settlements within our borders. Our people also frequently ventured outside of our territory to trade with our neighbors up and down the coast.
Today, our community has over 1100 members with the majority living in the main village site in Sliammon. We have a young population that is rapidly growing with over 60% of our members under the age of 40.
The qathet Regional District is a regional districtin the Canadian province of British Columbia. It includes the City of Powell River and a number of unincorporated areas. The District encompasses a land area of 5,092.06 km² (1,966.06 More info