Matsqui

Preferred Name:
Matsqui
Alternative Name:
Meaning "Easy Portage"
Language:
Halq'eméylem, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Hul’q’umi’num’
BC Regional Office:
South Coast (Surrey)
Region:
Lower Mainland Southwest
Reserve Land Area:430.80 ha
Chief:
Chief Alice Mckay
Council:
Councillor Brenda Morgan,
Councillor Louis Julian
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: P.O. Box 10
Matsqui
V4X 3R2
Community Description
The Matsqui people are a Sto:lo Aboriginal group located in the Central Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada. Their band government is the Matsqui First Nation, a member of the Sto:lo Nation Tribal Council. The core traditional territory of the Matsqui stretches along the Fraser River from Crescent Island to Sumas Mountain, and southward beyond the Canada-United States border
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
Matsqui owns and operates an on-reserve gas station and store. Matsqui is engaged in several Forestry Agreements with the Provincial Government.