Sliammon First Nation is situated just north of the City of Powell River along Highway 101. The nation is one of the many indigenous Coast Salish tribes inhabiting the Pacific Northwest Coast. The people are descendants of a rich heritage with a history that stretches back well over 4000 years. Today the community has over 1100 members with the majority living in the main village site in Sliammon. They have a young population that is rapidly growing with over 60% of members under the age of 40.
Over the last 20 years the Tla’amin Nation has been negotiating a fair treaty settlement with the province of BC and the Government of Canada. the goal is to restore the right to self govern and for the legal return of land title. The negotiations have finished and Tla’amin Final Agreement has been approved and ratified by all parties involved. This past April of 2016 it came into effect. The Treaty will bring a lot of benefits to the Sliammon people and it’s future generations. It will dramatically alter the status of the Nation in a very positive way.
The website has many community links, including the contact information for the Justice Worker, Housing Management, Social Development and Human Resources. It also contains links to our industries, job postings, art work and further Treaty news.