Welcome to the traditional territories of the Squamish (skwxwú7mesh), Sechelt (shíshálh), and Tla’amin and Klahoose nations. Indigenous peoples have been on this land since time immemorial. Part of the larger Coast Salish people, they engaged in fishing, hunting, and trade, and were noted for their totem poles, cedar canoes, and unique language. Today, the Coast Salish people continue to contribute culturally and economically to the Sunshine Coast.  From artist demonstrations to education about the ecosystems, the Indigenous communities of the Sunshine Coast are ready to share their abundance of history and rich culture.

 

Annie Wise