Mamalilikulla


The Mamalilikulla are based on northern Vancouver Island, in the Queen Charlotte Strait region. Our people are now scattered all over Vancouver Island, western Canada and the United States. Our administrative base is in Campbell River.

The Mamalilikulla territories are situated at the mouth of Knights Inlet and the western section of the Broughton Archipelago, mainly on ʼMimkwamlis (Village Island).

It is a key goal of the Mamalilikulla Guardian Watchmen Program to reassume and maintain our traditional stewardship responsibilities in our territories, and to re-establish and enhance the public respect for our marine resources and environment that has been lacking in recent decades.

As part of our Guardian Watchmen Program, Mamalilikulla has been monitoring marine activities in the territories, carrying out ecological research as part of the Nations’ marine planning activities, hosted Guardian Watchmen training programs for Ha-ma-yas participants, undertaken crab, prawn and commercial clam harvest monitoring, monitored the Loxiwe clam garden, and engaged in public communication and outreach.

NOT JUST IN THE JOB: ON THE JOB

Monday, April 9, 2018 - 13:45 Being a Guardian Watchman is not just a career but a way of life, say Mamalilikulla Chief Richard Sumner and Guardian Watchman Darren Puglas. “Anyone doing this job is someone who isn’t scared of... more

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE BEING THERE

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 14:45 Ha-ma-yas First Nations host a field trip for visitors into the territories to see what’s happening on the ground. “When you see for yourself what it is you and everyone else is working for, it... more

STEPPING UP TO BE A GUARDIAN WATCHMAN

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 14:15 Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Mamalilikulla Guardian Watchman? Ever thought about why you might want to learn how to be one, and join us in our work? Darren Puglas, who is one of our Guardians... more

LEADERS OF THE PACK

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 11:30 The first cohort of students in Vancouver Island University’s Stewardship Technician Training Program graduated with flying colours in March: creating a pathway that First Nations students following... more