We Invite You to Be Informed - Be Involved
The Wei Wai Kum Kwiakah Treaty Society (WKTS) is a non-profit society serving Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah First Nations. WKTS’ mandate is to negotiate a draft Treaty to bring back to membership to review and vote on. Wei Wai Kum and Kwiakah joined together in 2014 to create WKTS to negotiate through the BC Treaty Process with the Province of BC and Canada.
The communities, Council and advisors guide our Treaty Team. WKTS’ goal is to advance the following principles through the BC Treaty Process:
- Recognize and protect aboriginal rights and title
- Return lands to the Nations
- Recognize our governance and jurisdiction
- Provide a solid foundation, land base, and economic base that provide a better future for our members
2023 Annual Citizen Assembly
Wei Wai Kwiakah Treaty Society is hosting its Annual Citizen Assembly on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at the Thunderbird Hall. The specific time and agenda...Read More
Ethnohistory of Ligʷiłdaxʷ people
On November 1, 2022 the Wei Wai Kum Kwiakah Treaty Society and We Wai Kai Treaty Society shared their ethnohistory of Ligʷiłdaxʷ people with over...Read More
Treaty Engagement Evening on Section 87, Tax Exemption and Property Tax
WKTS invites you to a Treaty Engagement Evening on Section 87, Tax Exemption and Property Tax TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 6:00- 7:00pm Hybrid Engagement Venue: In-person...Read More
Update to Members – Taxation
Over the last several years we have been working to inform Canada and BC on the importance of maintaining tax exemption for our members in...Read More
WEI WAI KUM INCREMENTAL TREATY AGREEMENT
Wei Wai Kum is pleased to share with membership that the Incremental Treaty Agreement was signed with BC on August 11 2022. Whether or not...Read More
In 2019, WKTS reached Stage 5 – Negotiation to Finalize A Treaty.
The Nations territories are located around the mainland coastal watersheds of Loughborough and Phillips Inlets in the proximity of Campbell River and the lands and waters of what is now called Vancouver Island.
Historically, we had thousands of members. Due to the impacts of colonialism, there are currently approximately 800 members of Wei Wai Kum and 22 members of Kwiakah First Nations.