Wei Wai Kum

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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 Robert Pollard
Council:
Councillor Curtis Wilson,
Councillor Dana Roberts,
Councillor Dean Drake,
Councillor Jason Price,
Councillor Marian Atkinson,
Councillor Priscilla Henderson,
Councillor Shelly Haunch
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):455
Population (on First Nations land):364
Population Total:819
Address: 1400 Weiwaikum Rd.
Campbell River
V9W 5W8
Economic Development Contact: Robert Pollard
Chief
bpollard@crband.ca
Fax: (250) 287-8838
Phone: (250) 286-6949
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
Economic Development Background
Wei Wai Kum has enjoyed success with a variety of economic development projects including the Campbell River Cruise Ship Terminal, Discovery Harbour Marina and Shopping Centre, House of Treasures native art and gift shop and the Thunderbird Campground. The Band is always receptive to new project ideas; please contact us for more information.