Preferred Name:
Alternative Name:
Variation Ahtsalitz; Part Of Chilliwack (Chillukweyuk); Meaning "Bottom"
Halq'eméylem, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Hul’q’umi’num’
BC Regional Office:
South Coast (Surrey)
Lower Mainland Southwest
Reserve Land Area:564.90 ha
Hereditary Chief Angie Bailey
Councillor Gordon George, Councillor John Alphonse George, Councillor Leona Sam
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):18
Population (on First Nations land):24
Population Total 42:42
Address: 7201-Vedder Street
V2R 4G5
Economic Development Contact: Angie Bailey

Phone: (604) 792-2404
Community Description

The Aitchelitz First Nation, also known as the Aitchelitz Band, is a First Nations band government of the Sto:lo people, located at Sardis, British Columbia, Canada (Chilliwack). It is a member of the Sto:lo Nation Tribal Council

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Aitchelitz is engaged with the Provincial Government through several economic development related agreements, including a Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement, as well as a Strategic Engagement Agreement.

Economic Development Background

As a member of the Sto:lo Nation, Aitchelitz both participates in and receives a variety of economic development related services, including land development, research, resource management, and tourism services, through the economic development body, Sto:lo Community Futures. Additionally, Aitchelitz is a member of the Skowkale, Aitchelitz, and Yakweakwioose Lands Office, which handles the intersections between lands and economic development.