Kwikwasut'inuxw

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The Kwikwasut'inuxw are one of the many subgroups of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples of the Central Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Their ancestral home is at Gwayasdums on Village Island, which was destroyed by the Nuxalk in 1856. [1]

The Kwikwasut'inuxw, historically spelled Kwicksutaineuk or Kwiksootainuk and other variants, are part of two-present-day band governments, the Kwikwasut'inuxw Haxwa'mis First Nation and the Mamalilikulla-Qwe'Qwa'Sot'Em Band. Descendants of the survivors of the destruction of Gwayasdums who found refuge with the Mamalilikulla at Memkumlis self-identify today as the Qwe'Qwa'Sot'Enox. [2]

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References

  1. Simon Fraser University Virtual Village project, Gwayasdums/Village Island page
  2. "open letter to band members from Chief Harold Sewid, Mamalilikulla-Qwe'Qwa'Sot'Em Band, June 24, 2013, with attached research report by Dr. Linda Mattson for the federal government, and Dr. John Pritchard, consultant for the band" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 12, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014.