Our Land

The Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe’s Traditional Territory covers over 95 thousand hectares of land in southwestern BC and is rich in Ts’elxwéyeqw cultural history, natural beauty and resources. The Territory is the ancestral home and spiritual realm of the Ts’elxwéyeqw communities of Ăthelets (Aitchelitz), Sq’ewqéyl (Skowkale)Shxwhá:yTh’ewá:li (Soowahile)Sxwoyehálá (Squiala)Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten) and Yeqwyeqwí:ws (Yakweakwioose). The Territory encompasses the entire Chilliwack River Valley including Chilliwack Lake, Chilliwack River, Cultus Lake and areas, and parts of the Chilliwack municipal areas.

Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe has been entrusted with the stewardship of the Traditional Territory where it exercises Aboriginal Rights and Title on behalf of the seven member communities. Any individual or business entity contemplating the use of our Traditional Territory in any way is advised to respectfully engage the Tribe early on in consultation and information sharing process. Please refer to the following map of the Ts’elxwéyeqw Traditional Territory.