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Gulf Islands National Park Reserve of Canada

First Nations Cooperative Planning & Management Committees

The Salish-speaking peoples have a long history in the Gulf Islands region. With the creation of the National Park Reserve, Parks Canada made a commitment to develop cooperative working relationships with those Coast Salish First Nations that wished to do so.

Significant progress has been made in this area, and there are now three operating Cooperative Planning and Management Committees with representatives from 10 Coast Salish First Nations:

  • Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group – Cowichan Tribes, Halalt First Nation, Lake Cowichan First Nation, Lyackson First Nation, Penelakut First Nation and Stz’uminus First Nation
  • Tseycum First Nation
  • Three WASANEC First Nations – Pauquichan First Nation, Tsartlip First Nation and Tsawout First Nation