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"
Halq'eméylem, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Hul’q’umi’num’
BC Regional Office:
South Coast (Surrey)
Lower Mainland Southwest
Reserve Land Area:2,190.10 ha
Chief Clement Seymour
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
Address: P.O. Box 650
V0M 1A0
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.