The Lyackson First Nation is a First Nations band government located at Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada, on Vancouver Island. Valdes Island is the centre of the Lyackson community and our Nation finally has full control over this territory of ours. Some of us live here, while others regularly visit, or stay starfish and seaweed here for the summer. We come and go in a big boat we have that makes regular crossings. It lands at a wharf with a protective breakwater. On the Island we travel by foot or in electric golf carts, sharing a few utility vehicles for work projects.
Lyackson has a Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement (2016) and a First Nation Interim Agreement on Forest & Range Opportunities (2007) with the Province of BC.