Community Description

The Matsqui people are a Sto:lo Aboriginal group located in the Central Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada. Their band government is the Matsqui First Nation, a member of the Sto:lo Nation Tribal Council. The core traditional territory of the Matsqui stretches along the Fraser River from Crescent Island to Sumas Mountain, and southward beyond the Canada-United States border

Economic Development Background

Matsqui's economic development function is generally carried out by its chief and council. It has created a comprehensive Environmental Management Plan, that guides lands and economic development activities in a sustainable manner.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Matsqui owns and operates an on-reserve gas station and store. Matsqui is engaged in several Forestry Agreements with the Provincial Government.

Community Details:

Lower Mainland Southwest
Meaning "Easy Portage"
Halq'eméylem hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ Hul’q’umi’num’
South Coast (Surrey)
430.8 hectares

Contact Details:

Alice McKay Chief
(604) 826-6145
(604) 826-7009
P.O. Box 10 Matsqui, BC, Canada V4X 3R2
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