Community Description

Also known as, Gwawa_enux_w, the Gwawaenuk Tribe is a First Nations band government of the Kwakwaka'wakw people located in the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast region of British Columbia, Canada. The Gwawaenuk Tribe is off-grid, and is generally a water access community

Treaty or Tribal Association

Musgamagw Dzawada'enuxw Tribal Council

Economic Development Background

Economic development initiatives of the Gwawaenuk Tribe fall under the responsibility of the Chief and Council.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Gwawaenuk Tribe has an Interim Agreement on Forest & Range Opportunities (2008) with the Province of BC.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
Gwawaenuk Tribe
Formerly Kwa-Wa-Aineuk (1981-1999) (Variation Kwaw-Waw-I-Nuck, Kwawwawaineuk (Pre-1981), Kwaw-Waw-I-Nuckz)
Kwak̓wala
West Coast (Nanaimo)
206.3 hectares

Contact Details:

Chief Charlie Williams Chief
(250) 949-8732
P.O. Box 344 Port Mcneil, BC, Canada V0N 2R0
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