Community Description

The T'sou-ke Nation of the Coast Salish peoples is a band government whose reserve community is located on southern Vancouver Island. Most community members live on the southern 41-hectare reserve while the many administration offices are on the 26-acre reserve along the main road between Sooke and Victoria.

Treaty or Tribal Association

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

Economic Development Background

T'Sou-ke First Nation is a progressive and economically active First Nation that has a track-record of successful environmentally sustainable economic development projects. The Chief and Council are primarily responsible for leading economic development initiatives.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

T'Sou-ke operates a number of projects, including the Sooke Potholes Regional Park, the Spring Salmon Place Campground, Salish Straits Seafoods, a solar project which provides power to the entire community and sells power to the regional grid, a commercial greenhouse, and a partnership in a wind power development.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
T'Sou-ke First Nation
Variation Tsouke, T'Sou-Ke, Soke, Tsoo-Ke; Formerly Sooke (Pre-1998), Includes Sooke Of The Douglas Treaty (1850)
Lkwungen Malchosen Semiahmoo SENĆOŦEN T’Sou-ke
West Coast (Nanaimo)
67.2 hectares

Contact Details:

Gordon Planes Chief
(250) 642-3957
(250) 642-7808
P.O. Box 307, 2154 Lazzar Rd Sooke, BC, Canada V0S 1N0
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