Seabird Island

Preferred Name:
Seabird Island
Alternative Name:
Alternate Skowakul; Formerly Maria Island (Pre-1924) (Variation Marin Island); Held In Common By Chawathil, Popkum, Peters, Yale, Union Bar, Skwawhlook & Shxw'Ow'Hamel Until 1958; Named After The Steamer "Sea Bird"
Language:
Halq'eméylem, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Hul’q’umi’num’
BC Regional Office:
South Coast (Surrey)
Region:
Lower Mainland Southwest
Reserve Land Area:2,190.10 ha
Chief:
Chief Clement Seymour
Council:
Councillor Alexis Grace,
Councillor Arlene Andrew,
Councillor Art Andrew Sr.,
Councillor Carol Hope,
Councillor James Harris,
Councillor Jason Campbell,
Councillor Marcia Peters,
Councillor Margaret Pettis,
Councillor Vivian Furguson
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):419
Population (on First Nations land):576
Population Total:995
Address: P.O. Box 650
Agassiz
V0M 1A0
Economic Development Contact: Brian Titus
Chief Executive Officer
brian.titus@sqewqel.ca

Phone: (250) 485-7365
Community Description
Seabird Island is a band government of the Sto:lo people located on Sea Bird Island in the Upper Fraser Valley region, 3 km east of Agassiz, British Columbia, Canada. It includes government, business, service and non-profit services. The Seabird Island Band exists to promote a healthier, self-sufficient, self-governing, unified and educated community. We believe that a healthy community is one that has achieved physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and cultural balance.