The City of Colwood sits on the ancestral lands of the Lekwungen-speaking Coast Salish people. This land is defined by the 1850 Douglas Treaty with the Teechamitsa people.

We are honoured to have the opportunity to build strong working relationships with local Nations based on learning, openness, humility and respect..

We endeavor to walk softly on these ancestral lands of the Xwsepsum, Lekwungen, Sc'ianew, and T’Sou-ke families of the Coast Salish area.

Lekwungen (Songhees)
Xwsepsum (Esquimalt)
Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay)
T’Sou-ke (Sooke)