we are


and this is our story...

A rich history and legacy

Since time immemorial, we live by the seven traditional laws that guided our ancestors: health, happiness, generations, generosity, humbleness, forgiveness and understanding. Through learning, family, health, our culture and traditions and looking after our lands and resources, we are tireless in our spirit to make a better world for our future generations. In working together and learning from our Elders, we are respectful, proud, independent and responsible.
Kwantlen First Nations History

McMillan Island, BC

Our Culture

Kwantlen translates to tireless runner. Following our rich legacy and traditions, we continue to work tirelessly at building a strong sense of community within our traditional territory.

Our People

Kwantlen First Nations People

Chief Marilyn Gabriel and Kevin Kelly

We are united as one nation and one family. We believe in leadership with vision that values stewardship, protection of resources, prosperity, equality and inclusion of our membership.

Our Lands

Kwantlen First Nations Lands

Sqwalets Channel, BC

Kwantlen First Nation is committed to environmental sustainability that preserves our natural resources for generations to come. Kwantlen Traditional Territory extends from Richmond and New Westminster in the west, to Surrey and Langley in the south, east to Mission, and to the northernmost reaches of Stave Lake.

Economic Development

Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group manages the ongoing and growing business activities related to lands, resources, and economic development. SQBG is a limited partnership of Kwantlen First Nation, held in trust by Chief and Council on behalf of the membership.

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