Skawahlook First Nation

Preferred Name:
Skawahlook First Nation
Alternative Name:
Alternate Skowall
Halq'eméylem, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Hul’q’umi’num’
BC Regional Office:
South Coast (Surrey)
Lower Mainland Southwest
Reserve Land Area:85.20 ha
Chief Maureen Chapman
Councillor Debra (Debbie) Schneider
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):84
Population (on First Nations land):7
Population Total:
Address: 58611A Lougheed Highway
Economic Development Contact: Mike Bellegarde
Economic Developer
Fax: (604) 796-9289
Phone: (604) 796-9129
Community Description
The Skawahlook First Nation is a band government of the Sto:lo people whose reserves and communities are located in the Upper Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada, near the community of Ruby Creek, which is at the eastern end of the District of Kent.
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
Skawahlook operates the Ruby Creek Art Gallery, as well as You've Been Framed Picture Framing Services. Skawahlook is involved in two Forestry Agreements and a Strategic Engagement Agreement with the Provincial Government,
Economic Development Background
The primary economic initiatives that have been undertaken within Skawahlook consist of retail, service and commercial initiatives housed in new building facilities clustered together at 58611A Lougheed Highway. The Ruby Creek Art Gallery offers passing motorists a selection of Native art. A large hall and banquet facilities are in operation, as is a picture framing shop.