Tlowitsis Nation


The Tlowitsis are a British Columbia First Nation of 450 registered members. Their traditional territories span the coastal area of Northern Vancouver Island, Johnstone Strait and adjacent mainland inlets. The Tlowitsis were displaced from Kalagwees in the late 1960s, leading their people to be culturally and physically separated from their traditional territories. Since then, they have been a First Nation without a formal community to call home, and limited opportunities have been available for their people to take an active role in their community. In the spring of 2018, the Tlowitsis finalized the purchase of a 635-acre property in the Strathcona Regional District, just south of Campbell River where their new home community is being established.