We are a Coast Salish People who have lived around the Salish Sea for thousands of years. Our traditional territory on east Vancouver Island includes four reserves of more than 1,200 hectares, much of it bordering the Strait of Georgia and Ladysmith Harbour. Our Nation has 1,300 members with about half living on our reserves. We are a rapidly growing Nation, offering our members a range of opportunities, programs and services.
Economic Development Background
The Stz’uminus First Nation is a socially responsible community that adheres to the principles of sustainability and stewardship in all of its undertakings. In terms of economic development, the mandate of Coast Salish Development Corporation is to build a sustainable local economy that respects and supports traditional Stz’uminus values in terms of the environment, community, and the well being of all members of the Stz’uminus First Nation. Coast Salish does this by using the triple bottom line approach of balancing economic/financial, environmental, and community/social factors in all of its decision making.
Coast Salish Development Corporation currently operates five businesses across multiple sectors: Deer Point Developments, Ivy Green Petroleum Services, Thuy’she’num Property Management, Thuthuqut Resources, and Coast Salish Aquaculture.