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The Ts’elxweyeqw Tribe's Traditional Territory covers over 95 thousand hectares of land in southwestern BC and is rich in Ts'elxwyeqw cultural history, natural beauty and resources. The Territory is the ancestral home and spiritual realm of the Ts'elxweyeqw 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'elxweyeqw 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’elxweyeqw Traditional Territory. CLICK HERE to download a copy of the map. 

Map of Ts'elxweyeqw Tribe Terriroty