The Dza’wada’enuxw Nation belief system is based on four traditional laws and values:
Spirituality, which recognizes the existence of a higher power and provides the foundation for the three other laws and values.
Respect for all creation, underpinned by the understanding that all creation is interconnected; this belief directs the Nation’s land and resource stewardship.
Relationships, specifically the relationship between the Nation and all creation; recognizing that all creation can survive without the Nation but the Nation cannot survive without all creation.
The importance of self brings the focus to the individual; it supports the self-determination of the Dzawada’enuxw Nation reinforces the practice that the greatest duty of any individual is to give of one’s self.
Dzawada’enuxw Nation Projects
In partnership with Coast Funds, Dzawada’enuxw Nation has invested in:
Dzawada'enuxw Development GP Ltd.
Start-up of Dzwada’enuxw Development GP Ltd.
To support operations of the Dzawada’enuxw Development GP Ltd. during its start-up period, hire a part-time General Manager, recruit a full complement of directors for the Board, and develop a long-term business plan for the development corporation and its future subsidiary operations
Economic Development Fund
Dzawada'enuxw First Nation
Padakus Creek 350kW Hydropower Facility Development
To replace the existing fossil fuel-dependent electrification facility serving the 95 residents of the village of U'kwanalis with a new 350kW hydroelectric project on Padakus Creek, a tributary to Gwa'yi (Kingcome River); this will supply 97% of the community’s electricity needs and is expected to displace over 265,000 liters of imported diesel fuel annually, reducing the cumulative greenhouse gases by approximately 30,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over the project life, while also providing employment and training opportunities for community members during the construction and operation of the new facility.
Planning for Acquisition of Pierre’s Marina and Lodge at Echo Bay
To plan the acquisition for the largest full service marina in the Broughton Archipelago located on Gilford Island including an operational and training plan that was subsequently acquired by the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis First Nation with the support of Dzawada'enuxw First Nation.
At Hada River estuary, in the heart of Musga’makw Dzawada’enuxw territory, Chief Maxwiyalidizi (K’odi Nelson) is bringing an ambitious, hopeful vision to life. Nawalakw will offer cultural immersion and wellness programing supported through a world-class ecotourism operation.