Our Story

Our Story

We are a Coast Salish People who have lived around the Salish Sea for thousands of years.

Our traditional territory on east Vancouver Island includes four reserves of more than 1,200 hectares, much of it bordering the Strait of Georgia and Ladysmith Harbour. Our Nation has 1,300 members with about half living on our reserves.

Our Mission

Our sacred teachings guide us to provide support and inspire each other to help building a prosperous and healthy Nation for today and future generations.

Our Values


  • Family
  • Respect
  • Courage
  • Humble
  • Integrity
  • Sacred Knowledge
  • Love
  • Honesty
  • Truth
  • Relationship

Our Vision

Our Vision, As the elected representatives of the Stz’uminus First Nation, we are the authorized government and the legal authority on the Stz’uminus reserve.

  1. We will continue to guide by incorporating our Ancestral and Sacred Knowledge.
  2. By demonstrating inclusivity and integrity we are empowering our people through a deeper connection to our ancestral culture.
  3. Building strong community relationships through meaningful communications.
  4. Continue to have pride in ourselves and all we do.

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