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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
Please join us in welcoming Robert Dennis from Huu-ay-aht First Nation as the WKTS Chief Negotiator. Robert has an extensive background in treaty negotiations and implementation, administrative...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, today there are approximately 800 members of Wei Wai Kum and 22 members of Kwiakah First Nations.