BEC / MAR / 2019

By Anna Guy L ocated 500 Kilometres North- west of Vancouver, the Wuikinuxv Nation lies amongst the natu- ral beauty of British Columbia’s central coast region, accessibly only by a 45-minute seaplane or a two-and-a- half-hour boat ride. A small but proud Nation, the approximately 300 members of the Wuikinuxv Nation’s ancestry traces back thousands of years on their land. Prior to contact, an estimated 10,000 Wuikinuxv people lived among the areas now known as Kilbella, Moses Inlet, Hardy Inlet, and Rivers Inlet. Pre- contact, the Nation enjoyed very rich sea and timber resources, but over time 78 BUSINESS ELITE CANADA | MARCH 2019