Community Description

The Malahat First Nation is a First Nations government located on southeastern Vancouver Island in southwestern British Columbia. With offices in Mill Bay, Malahat's overall objectives include but are not limited to; equity of members, free to determine destiny, prioritizing community development, nation building, wealth, economics, culture, strong leadership, opportunity, build capacity to facilitate change, and bringing back the voice of the people. This translated into a resounding message of recognizing the past, and moving toward the future.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Te'mexw Treaty Association and Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council

Economic Development Background

Malahat Nation is a marine-based Nation with a strong tradition of Canoes. The Nation has a number of strong, successful and profitable business relationships with local business and industry. They are looking to connect with businesses, project leads and investors in working with Malahat, and building our overall network of contacts across a variety of industry sectors.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Malahat has a Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement (2016), a Nation Forest Tenure Opportunity Agreement (2013) and an Interim Measures Agreement (2008) with the Province of BC.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
Malahat First Nation
Formally Malahat (1957) (Variation Malakut, Malahut) And Saanich (Pre-1957); Includes North Saanich Tribe Of The Douglas Treaty (1852)
Halq'eméylem hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Hul’q’umi’num’ Lkwungen Malchosen Semiahmoo SENĆOŦEN T’Sou-ke
West Coast (Nanaimo)
247.9 hectares

Contact Details:

Lonnie Norris Business Development Manager
(250) 743-3231
(250) 743-3251
110 Thunder Rd., RR4 Mill Bay, BC, Canada V0R 2P4
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