Community Description

The Quatsino First Nation is the First Nations government of the Gwat'sinux subgroup of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples, based in the Quatsino Sound region on the west coast of northern Vancouver Island in British Columbia. We, the Quatsino First Nation, proud descendants of the Gusgimukw who were placed on these lands by the Creator, have persevered throughout time by valuing our traditions and people and by continually exercising our inherent right to the lands and resources of our traditional territory.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Kwakiutl District Council

Economic Development Background

Quatsino First Nation is looking to connect with companies in the energy and mining, electrical production, and forestry and security industries. A successful outcome would be to have a supply of services and finance options for our hydro-project going forward.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Quatsino is party to two Forestry Agreements with the Provincial Government, as well as two First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund Agreements for the Knob Hill and Nahwitti wind power developments.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
Variation Kwat-Seno, Kwatsino; Amalgamation With Klaskino & Koskemo (Pre-1910) (Variation Koskeno, Koskimo)
West Coast (Nanaimo)
402.7 hectares

Contact Details:

Robert Duncan Economic Development Manager
(250) 949-6245
(250) 949-6249
305 Quattishe Road Coal Harbour, BC, Canada V0N 1K0
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