Wei Wai Kum

Preferred Name:
Wei Wai Kum
Alternative Name:
Alternate Campbell River Indian Band (Variation We-Way-Akum, We-Wai-A-Kum, Wiwaiaikim); Alternate Ahmahoo (Circa 1881); Named After Dr. Samuel Campbell; Part Of The Laichquiltach
Language:
Kwak̓wala
BC Regional Office:
West Coast (Nanaimo)
Region:
Vancouver Island & Coast
Reserve Land Area:203.30 ha
Chief:
Chief Christopher Roberts
Council:
Councillor Marian Atkinson, Councillor Chris Drake, Councillor Jim Henderson, Councillor Lorraine Henderson, Councillor Tony Jr. Roberts, Councillor Shelly Haunch
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):455
Population (on First Nations land):364
Population Total:819
Address: 1650 Old Spit Road
Campbell River
V9W 3E8
Community Description

The Campbell River First Nation (Wei Wai Kum) are a band government based at the city of Campbell River. As part of the Wei Wai Kum First Nation, the Campbell River Indian Band provides housing opportunities, education, health care information and ongoing support for Band members. They also provide important opportunities for young people to learn about Wei Wai Kum culture and customs through traditional native dance and language classes.The Campbell River Indian Band is an integral part of the social fabric of Campbell River, participating in community functions and including the community in traditional First Nations celebrations.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society / Nanwakolas Council