The Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society


We Wai Kai First Nation (Cape Mudge Band)

Our territory includes the east side of Vancouver Island from the Qualicum River in the south, to the Tsitika River in the north. Then on the mainland, from Toba Inlet to Jackson Bay, and all of the islands in between.

The Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society is represented by a Chief Negotiator, the First Nation Chief and the Board of Directors.

In December 1993 our treaty group filed a Statement of Intent to negotiate a treaty with the British Columbia Treaty Commission (BCTC) and negotiations began with the Provincial and Federal governments.

Laich-Kwil-Tach Territory and Flood Story


This video was recorded in 2012, when the Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society was comprised of three First Nations; We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, and Kwiakah. We Wai Kum and Kwiakah have since created their own treaty team, leaving Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society as We Wai Kai. Although Nations have diverged within the treaty process, one thing remains; we are all Laich-Kwil-Tach peoples.