Welcome to Ch’íyáqtel First Nation
Where Culture and Tradition Flow Through Community in Chilliwack, BC
éy swáyel siyá:ye —
We are Ch’íyáqtel Tzeachten
Originally the Ch-ihil-kway-uhk Tribe and affiliated with the Stó꞉lō Nation, Ch’íyáqtel means “the place of the fish weir”. There are currently 728 members, and Halq'eméylem is our native language. Our ancestors named us “keepers of traditional territories” entrusting us to protect the valuable land that runs through the neighbourhood of Sardis adjacent to the Chilliwack/Vedder River.
Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten) owns the Vedder Crossing Plaza located at Vedder and Promontory. Bear Image Productions and the Vedder Shell gas station are just a couple examples of other viable businesses operated on Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten) land. Ch’íyáqtel (Tzeachten) is also home to a number of residential developments, including Halcyon Meadows, Stoney Creek, Avonlea, Promontory Lake Estates, Ensley Estates, Englewood Village, Malloway Village, Base 10, The Station Apartments, Skynest, Iron Horse, Amberwood, AndMar Developments, Selomas Mobile Home Park, Maple Meadows Mobile Home Park, Steetaws and River Rock.