Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation
The Da'naxda'xw Awaetlala First Nation is an amalgamation of the Da'naxda'xw and Awaetlala Tribes of Knight Inlet.
Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation
The traditional territory of the Da’naxda’xw and Awaetlala people is comprised of the lands adjacent to Knight Inlet from the mountain tops to the watersheds that empty into Knight Inlet and their head waters, and the Klinaklini River to its source.
The Nation’s main village, Tsatsisnukwomi, is situated on Harbledown Island. The village was uninhabited in recent years but is now being revived.See Projects
Once more families are living there; we have a replica of the big house that once stood there, and a feeling that our home is once again a place that family, friends and visitors would all grow to love.
Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation Projects
In partnership with Coast Funds, Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation has invested in:
|Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation||Da'naxda'xw First Nation||Construction of Guardian Watchman Cabins in Knight Inlet||To construct three Guardian Watchman cabins at Hunwatti, Sim Creek and Tousum Island in order to improve regional monitoring efforts, research projects, and the safety of Da'naxda'xw/Awaetlala stewardship operations throughout Knight Inlet||Conservation Fund||2018||$ 41,300|
|Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation||Da'naxda'xw First Nation||Acquisition of Knight Inlet Lodge||To invest in an ownership position of Knight Inlet Lodge—Canada’s premier grizzly bear viewing destination—that will support Da'naxda'xw members by providing employment opportunities and skills training, and introduce a cultural component to the business while continuing Knight Inlet Lodge’s long tradition of funding environmental initiatives and grizzly bear research||Economic Development Fund||2017||$ 856,453|
|Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation||Da'naxda'xw First Nation||Guardian Watchman Program Start-up||To initiate and operate a Guardian Watchman Program throughout its territories for eight months and to construct three cabins at strategic locations in Knight Inlet||Conservation Fund||2015||$ 92,490|
|Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation||Da'naxda'xw First Nation||Tsatsisnukwomi Cultural Eco-tourism Development – Phase 2||To invest in capital infrastructure improvements at Tsatsisnukwomi traditional village on Harbledown Island, complete totem pole projects, and launch a tourism marketing initiative||Economic Development Fund||2012||$ 60,000|
|Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation||Da'naxda'xw First Nation||Tsatsisnukwomi Cultural Eco-tourism Development – Phase 1||To develop a strategic plan for tourism operations and construct a carving shed at Tsatsisnukwomi traditional village on Harbledown Island||Economic Development Fund||2012||$ 22,935|
|Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Nation||Da'naxda'xw-Mamalilikulla Territories Fisheries Society||Traditional Clam Garden Rejuvenation (Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Contribution)||To restore traditional aboriginal clam gardens and to assess the feasibility of cultivating the clam gardens for commercial-scale mariculture||Economic Development Fund||2009||$ 143,600|
|Total Projects||6||Total Invested||$ 1,216,778|
Total Projects: 6
Total Invested: $ 1,216,778
Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala Organizations and Resources
- Da'naxda'xw Awaetlala Nation Marine Planning
Na̲nwak̲olas Council Society
- Da'naxda'xw Awaetlatla Guardians
Indigenous Guardians Toolkit