We are the Kwakiutl. We have lived here, on the northeastern shores of Vancouver Island, since time immemorial. Our ancestors hunted and fished on these lands and waters, and developed a rich culture through which they celebrated the diversity of life around them. We continue to be strong by honouring all that our ancestors have taught us.

We are the Kwakiutl. We have lived here, on the northeastern shores of Vancouver Island, since time immemorial. Our ancestors hunted and fished on these lands and waters, and developed a rich culture through which they celebrated the diversity of life around them. We continue to be strong by honouring all that our ancestors have taught us.

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The Health Center operates a fully equipped health facility on the Kwakiutl Band’s Fort Rupert Reserve. Opened in March 2005, the building is centrally located next to the Kwakiutl Big House. In addition to offices for Health staff, there is a fully equipped kitchen for community meals, as well as a lounge area frequently used by Band Elders and other community groups.
The Kwakiutl Band operates a certified band operated school providing grades preschool to grade seven. Professionally staffed, the school offers a fully accredited course of instruction, with an excellent student to teacher ratio. The school offers language instruction as well as other culturally related programming in addition to the regular BC curriculum.