Statement of Intent
1. What is the First Nation Called?
Quatsino First Nation
2. How is the First Nation established?
The Quatsino First Nation is officially established under the Indian Act
and formally recognized by the Department of Indian Affairs.
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3. Who are the aboriginal people represented by the First Nation?
The aboriginal people represented by the Quatsino First Nation are: the
Klaskino, the Gopino, the Koskino, the Ho-yalas and the Quatsino.
4. How many aboriginal people are represented by the First Nation?
Is there any other First Nation that claims to represent the aboriginal
people described in questions 3 and 4? If so, please list.
5. Please list any First Nations with whom the First Nation may
have overlapping or shared territory.
The First Nations that the Quatsino First Nation may have overlapping or
shared territory are: Tlatlasikwala First Nation, the Kwakiutl First Nation,
the Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nation, the Ka:'yu:'k't'h First Nation, and
the Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nation. The Quatsino First Nation have signed
peace treaties with the Che:k'tles7et'h' and the Ka:'yu:'k't'h' First Nations
regarding their shared territories on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
The Quatsino First Nation has also reached agreements with all of the First
Nations of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council regarding their common boundaries.
6. What is the First Nation's traditional territory in BC?
Refer to the attached map showing the traditional territory of the Quatsino
Attach a map or other document, if available or describe.
7. Is the First Nation mandated by its constituents to submit
a Statement of Intent to negotiate a treaty with Canada and British
Columbia under the treaty process?
How did you receive your Mandate? (Please provide documentation)
At a general band meeting held on December 19, 1995, a motion was moved,
seconded and unanimously passed with one abstention, that the Quatsino
First Nation and people immediately submit a Statement of Intent to enter
into treaty negotiations.
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