Community Description

The We Wai Kai Nation, also known as the Cape Mudge First Nation, is the band government of the We Wai Kai subgroup of the Laich-kwil-tach based on Quadra Island offshore from Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, which is on the east coast of Vancouver Island at the northern end of the Strait of Georgia. The We Wai Kai Nation/Cape Mudge Band current population is approximately 1100 Citizens, about 1/2 live on reserve (split between Cape Mudge Village and Quinsam Reserve), and the other 1/2 live off reserve. It has 4 reserves on Quadra Island, and one within the city limits of Campbell River.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society

Economic Development Background

Cape Mudge realized the fishing industry was declining and that they needed to pursue other economic development. Since they have implemented their own Land Code this has opened up opportunities for leasing their lands and getting into other busineses.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

We Wai Kai ape Mudge has a Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement with the Province as of 2015. Before this they had an Interim Forestry Agreement that became effective in 2005, with an ammendment in 2007. The We Wai Kai Nation is developing plans to create a destination retail, sports, entertainment and recreation gateway on Quinsam Indian Reserve #12 in Campbell River. They currently own and operate a lodge and campsite.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
We Wai Kai
Alternate Cape Mudge; Named After Zachary Mudge; Part Of The Laichquiltach
West Coast (Nanaimo)
663.1 hectares

Contact Details:

Brian Kelley Band Administrator
(250) 914-1890
(250) 914-1891
690 Headstart Crescent Campbell River, BC, Canada V9H 1P9
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