Cheam First Nation

Preferred Name:
Cheam First Nation
Alternative Name:
Variation Cheeam; Agassiz; Meaning "Wild Strawberry Place", Xwchíyò:m
Halq'eméylem, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Hul’q’umi’num’
BC Regional Office:
South Coast (Surrey)
Lower Mainland Southwest
Reserve Land Area:473.20 ha
Andrew Victor
Councillor Stephanie Fredette, Councillor Luke Pike, Councillor Ray Douglas, Councillor Annie Silver, Councillor Melvin Wilson
Governance Structure:
Indian Act
Total Registered Population:565
Address: 52161 Victor Drive
V0X 1X1
Community Description

Cheam Reserve is located about 110 kms east of the city of Vancouver and 1.5 kms north of the Trans-Canada Highway #1. Cheam has a population of approximately 500 Members. Cheam’s reserve land base, on both sides of the Fraser River, is approximately 463 hectares. Cheam is governed by a chief and five councillors, all of whom are elected by Members for two-year terms.

The Xwchíyò:m have lived in S’ólh Téméxw for thousands of years. They have never ceded or surrendered title to their lands, rights to resources, or authority to make decisions within their territory.

Contact the administration office at
Phone: (604) 794-7924, fax: (604) 794-7456