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

Feb 1, 2024

Youth Game Night

Come and join us for Youth Game Night on Thursday, February 8th at 4:30 pm-7:30 at the Youth Building, by the pitch Please click this link for complete details: Youth Game Night February  
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Jan 30, 2024

Reawakening Hul’q’umin’um’, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwak’wala Languages

Dr. Laura Cranmer of ‘Namgis and Haida descent, an Indian hospital and residential school survivor, wrote “Scenes from the Nanaimo Indian Hospital” based on her three-year stay at the hospital as a young child. In this applied theatre research project, we pose the …
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Jan 30, 2024

Welcoming Meghan Hellyer to Penelakut Health

Hi,   I am here every Tuesday – I am employed by island health and offer to support folks with their social determinants of health. I am taking over for Angela Potskin 🙂   The role to support with Social Determinants of Health is to apply a holistic lens to …
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Community Services

Health

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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Education

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

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Housing

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

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Governance

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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