Preferred Name:
Alternative Name:
Ahkwawahmish (Variation Ahknowamish, Ah-Wah-Mish, Hknowasih) Part Of Gilford Island (Pre-1949-1961); Amalgamated With Kwicksutaineuk (1961-1986) (Variation Kwicksitaineuk, Kwicksitaneau)
BC Regional Office:
West Coast (Nanaimo)
Vancouver Island & Coast
Reserve Land Area:179.10 ha
Chief Robert Chamberlin
Councillor Rick Johnson,
Councillor Robert Scow,
Councillor Tamara Alfred
Governance Structure:
Indian Act
Population (off First Nations land):263
Population (on First Nations land):46
Population Total:309
Address: PO Box 10, 14 Gatu Street
Alert Bay
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Economic Development Contact: Jeneen Hunt
CEO/Band Administrator
Fax: (250) 974-3007
Phone: (250) 974-3004
Treaty or Tribal Association
Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw Tribal Council
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
Kwicksutaineuk-ah-kwaw-ah-mish is party to several Forestry Agreements with the Provincial Government.
Economic Development Background
For a number of years, we have been actively engaged in comprehensive community planning and undertaking various capital projects. Our approach to these activities has been a collaborative, internally-driven process, involving Chief and Council, residents of Gwa-yas-dums Village and off reserve members.