Community Description

The Gwa'sala-Nakwaxda'xw is a small, semi-rural community of about 500 on-reserve community members, with about 350 of our band members living off-reserve. The Tsulquate reserve, where most of us live, is adjacent to the town of Port Hardy on the North-eastern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Tsulquate is within the boundaries of the Regional District of Mt. Waddington. We are a member of the Kwakiutl District Council.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Independent and Kwakiutl District Council / Nanwakolas Council

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
Gwa'sala-Nakwaxda'xw Band
Variation Gwa'Sala-Nakwaxda'Xw Nation; Gwa'Sala-Nakwaxda'Xw; Originally Two Separate Groups Nahkwockto (Variation Nahkwocto, Nak-Wak-Ta) And Quawshelah (Pre-1964) (Variation Quassela, Kwawshela); Amalgamates With Kwawkewlth To Form Kwawkewlth (1964-1981)
West Coast (Nanaimo)
794.1 hectares

Contact Details:

Conrad Brown Economic Development Officer
(250) 949-8393
(250) 949-7402
P.O. Box 998 Port Hardy, BC, Canada V0N 2P0
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