This image of a Cedar Hat represents the interconnectedness of spirit, body, mind and environment, reminding us of the creativity, wisdom, patience, diligence, integrity and pride of those who have walked before us. 

Turtle Island offers practical, useful and culturally relevant programs, courses and workshops with and for Aboriginal individuals and communities in British Columbia and Canada.

We welcome you to this website and encourage you to visit us often.


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Congratulations to Access to Hospitality Graduates! 

We are honoured to announce the graduation of 14 participants in the Access to Hospitality Program delivered by Douglas College & Turtle Island Indigenous Education  to members of the Lower Stl'atl'imx Tribal Council Communities on Friday, November 28th, 2014.

Participants in the Access to Hospitality Program received Customer Service Training and earned the following Certifications over the 8-week Program:

  • Serving it Right
  • Food Safe
  • Emergency First Aid for Industry Lvl 1
  • World Host

Click on the image for further information and participant profiles!



Istken Home

The Tribes of Lower Stl'atl'imx

The Lower Stl'atl'imx Tribal Council proudly represents the following 5 of the 11 St'at'imc First Nations:

  • Samahquam Ucwalmicw
  • Skatin Nation
  • Xa'xtsa - Douglas First Nation
  • N'Quatqua Band
  • Lil'Wat Nation

As represented by Samahquam Ucwalmicw member Fidele Henry pictured in a traditional Istken home, the culture and knowledge of the Peoples of the Lower Stl'atl'imx's is alive and thriving! They are only too happy to share their beautiful territory and knowledge with those who wish to learn.

Click on the image to learn more about the Peoples and Land of the Lower Stl'atl'imx.