The We Wai Kai Treaty Society negotiates on behalf of the We Wai Kai Nation. The We Wai Kai table is in Stage 5 negotiations to conclude a treaty. In 2019 the parties signed the Tripartite Commitment Agreement: We Wai Kai Transition to Stage 5 Negotiations Under the BC Treaty Process. For an update on the table please refer to our latest annual report.
We Wai Kai Nation entered the treaty negotiations process as part of the Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society (formerly known as the Kwakiutl Laich-Kwil-Tach Council of Chiefs), and began negotiating separately in 2014. Its traditional territory is around Campbell River, Quadra Island, and surrounding inlets. There are approximately 1,210 members.
We Wai Kai has overlapping and/or shared territory with its First Nation neighbours: Da’naxda’xw Awaetlala, Homalco, Klahoose, K’ómoks, Kwiakah, Mamalilikulla-Qwe’Qwa’Sot’Em,’Namgis, Snaw-naw-as, Qualicum, Tla’amin, Tlowitsis, Snuneymuxw, and Wei Wai Kum.