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Snuneymuxw First Nation

The Snuneymuxw are a vibrant First Nation of the Coast Salish People, residing in the center of Coast Salish territory on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, with villages on the Fraser River and waterways in the Gulf Islands. Snuneymuxw territory encompasses one of the most magnificent and resource rich areas at the heart of the Salish Sea.

Since time immemorial, the Snuneymuxw People have resided in Snuneymuxw Territory as the first peoples, sustaining our lands, resources, culture and spiritual way of life.

A few centuries ago, the Snuneymuxw People welcomed explorers to Snuneymuxw territories and waters, providing the newcomers with sustenance and engaging them in trade and commerce.   

On December 23, 1854, the Snuneymuxw People entered the Sarlequun Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854 to forever and always preserve and protect Snuneymuxw villages, enclosed fields, waterways, harvesting and gathering, and the rights to hunt and fisheries as formerly.

What occurred in the treaty making meetings in the fall of 1854 with our Snuneymuxw forefathers and foremothers remains omnipresent: the coal could be shared, but the land and water would be preserved and protected, for our children, and their children’s children, forever and always. Returning Snuneymuxw villages back to our Nation remains a top priority.

Often referred to as a trade and commerce treaty, the Sarlequun Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854 is protected under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. The Ancestors were brilliant to protect the Snuneymuxw way of being by entering into the strongest agreement available to Canada.

In 2021, Snuneymuxw First Nation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Canada and B.C., which marks a transformative shift from the extinguishment of rights, to recognizing and implementing the Sarlequun Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854. Additionally, the Reconciliation Implementation Framework Agreement and the Land Transfer Agreement with the province of B.C. serve a similar purpose of acknowledging the rights and people of Snuneymuxw. Snuneymuxw First Nation has also established a protocol agreement with the City of Nanaimo, which adopts a cooperative and mutually beneficial approach to recognizing our Treaty.

Much was done over the last 170+ years to deny or erase Snuneymuxw people, Snuneymuxw rights, way of being and spirituality. While fighting and prevailing against the weight of oppressive systems, Snuneymuxw has persistently prioritized community, Snawayalth, and the Land.

Now, in the midst of a climate crisis, Snuneymuxw is driven by the urgent need to heal the Land and its communities. Snuneymuxw First Nation warmly welcomes you to continue the Snuneymuxw legacy of learning from, caring for, protecting, and enjoying the unsparing blessings of this sacred place.

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Early Childhood Educator(ECE) /ECE Assistant (ECEA)

June 20, 2024

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Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

June 20, 2024

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Environmental Assessment Coordinator

June 19, 2024

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Lands Director

June 19, 2024

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Referrals Clerk

June 15, 2024

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Student Employment Summer Program Workers

June 15, 2024

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Snuneymuxw First Nation

The Snuneymuxw are a vibrant First Nation of the Coast Salish People, residing in the centre of Coast Salish territory on the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, with villages on the Fraser River and waterways in the Gulf Islands. Snuneymuxw territory encompasses one of the most productive and resource rich areas at the heart of the Salish Sea.

Since time immemorial, the Snuneymuxw People have resided in Snuneymuxw Territory as the first peoples, sustaining their lands, resources, and cultural and spiritual way of life.

A few centuries ago, the Snuneymuxw People welcomed explorers to Snuneymuxw territories and waters, providing the newcomers with sustenance and engaging them in trade and commerce.  

On December 23, 1854, the Snuneymuxw People entered the Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854 to forever and always preserve and protect Snuneymuxw villages, enclosed fields, waterways, harvesting and gathering, and the rights to hunt and fisheries as formerly. Often referred to as a trade and commerce treaty, the Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854 is protected under section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. The Ancestors were brilliant to protect the Snuneymuxw way of being by entering into the strongest treaty agreement available to Canada.

The Memorandum of Understanding that Snuneymuxw signed with Canada and B.C. in 2021 is a fundamental and transformative shift from extinguishment of rights to recognition and implementation of the Snuneymuxw Treaty of 1854.

Much was done over the last 165+ years to deny or erase Snuneymuxw people, Snuneymuxw rights, way of being and spirituality. While fighting and prevailing against the weight of oppressive systems, Snuneymuxw has persistently prioritized community, Snawayalth, and the Land.

Now, in the midst of a climate crisis, Snuneymuxw is driven by the urgent need to heal the Land and its communities. Snuneymuxw First Nation warmly welcomes you to continue the Snuneymuxw legacy of learning from, caring for, protecting, and enjoying the unsparing blessings of this sacred place.

Job Openings

Early Childhood Educator(ECE) /ECE Assistant (ECEA)

June 20, 2024

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Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

June 20, 2024

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Environmental Assessment Coordinator

June 19, 2024

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Lands Director

June 19, 2024

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Referrals Clerk

June 15, 2024

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Student Employment Summer Program Workers

June 15, 2024

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Looking for a place to host your basketball, indoor hockey, volleyball or lacrosse tournament? Catered or not, contact us today to book one of our sporting facilities or our lacrosse box!

Looking for a meeting room to rent? Check out our facilities for business and community meetings or even for your association or club.

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Are you wanting a convenient location to hold your beautiful wedding event? Looking for a place to host your upcoming catered family celebration or business meeting? Contact us today!

Looking for a place to host your basketball, indoor hockey, volleyball or lacrosse tournament? Catered or not, contact us today to book one of our sporting facilities or our lacrosse box!

Looking for a meeting room to rent? Check out our facilities for business and community meetings or your association or club.

Are you a personal trainer looking for a gym to teach your clients? Contact us today to book a space!