Penelakut Tribe

Spune’luxutth is a healthy, safe and independent community guided by our strong culture. Our vibrant local economy and our extensive community facilities, services, and programs sustain our independence, safety, health, and our people. We live off the ocean, and our water and land are clean and pristine.

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Chief & Council

Penelakut Tribe has Council elections every four years, which allows for 9 Council members and 1 Chief Council. There is a community meeting that gives people the opportunity to nominate potential candidates and this list of nominees is used for the election ballots.

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Upcoming Community Events

Community News

Nov 23, 2023

Canada Learning Bond Do My Kids Qualify & Are They a Member of the 9 Nations??

Whether you want to learn more about this opportunity, or are ready to set up this investment in your child’s future education, we are here to help. The Canada Learning Bond Sylvia Scow CLB Indigenous Navigator Kw’umut Lelum Foundation is led and stewarded by …
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Nov 19, 2023

Ratification Vote on November 22, 2023 to approve the Penelakut Island - Conn Alienation Settlement Agreement between Canada and the Penelakut Tribe

Penelakut members over the age of 18 are entitled to vote in a  More information about the Settlement Agreement can be obtained from the Penelakut Tribe administration office. Every vote counts! For the ratification to succeed, 25% plus 1 of Penelakut voters must vote …
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Sep 28, 2023

New eelgrass video!

New video showing a clip of an important eelgrass bed in Lamalchi bay. We have installed a data logger that records dissolved oxygen, salinity, light, temperature, depth, current speed and direction. By collecting baseline data like this, we have something to compare to …
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Community Services


Penelakut Health utilizes a blend of services that are based on traditional and modern practices to create a well-rounded service for membership.

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The Education Department of Penelakut Tribe is committed to helping its members to achieve their educational goals and aspirations.

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Penelakut Tribe has a foundation of infrastructure that will support the growth and development of the community.

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Penelakut Tribe is governed by its elected Chief and Council and is striving towards becoming a self-governing community.

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Economic Development

Penelakut Tribe has developed strategic planning for its Economic Development Department to use as a guideline for future and current opportunities.

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Lands & Resources

The Lands and Resources Departments continue to work towards a sustainable development that will meet our community's needs.

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