Stz'uminus First Nation

Preferred Name:
Stz'uminus First Nation
Alternative Name:
Includes Sickameen (Circa 1881)(Variation Sic-Ca-Meen), Youkulah & Lamalchas; Includes Kulleets (Variation Kul-Leets), Tsa-Mee-Nis Meaning "Bitten Breast"; Formerly Chemainus, Chemainus First Nation (Pre-May 2011)
Halq'eméylem, hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, Hul’q’umi’num’
BC Regional Office:
West Coast (Nanaimo)
Vancouver Island & Coast
Reserve Land Area:1,270.90 ha
Chief John Elliott
Cathy Harris, Tammy Myles, Andrea Naomi Sampson, Terry Sampson, Gregory Seymour, Herbert Seymour, Margaret Seymour, Leona Smith, Tanya Toye
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: 12611A Trans Canada Hwy
V9G 1M5
Community Description

We are a Coast Salish People who have lived around the Salish Sea for thousands of years. Our traditional territory on east Vancouver Island includes four reserves of more than 1,200 hectares, much of it bordering the Strait of Georgia and Ladysmith Harbour. Our Nation has 1,300 members with about half living on our reserves. We are a rapidly growing Nation, offering our members a range of opportunities, programs and services.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council and Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group