This is a short introduction, please watch for coming updates on our history and some legends to share.
The Da’naxda’xw First Nation is an amalgamation of the Da’naxda’xw and Awaetlala tribes of Knight Inlet. The main village of the Da’naxda’xw – Tsatsisnukwomi is situated at Dead Point on Harbledown Island. The village is in Indian Channel and approximately 25 Kilometers East of Alert Bay on the West coast of British Columbia.
This village was designated as a reserve and then abandoned around the late 1960’s as the children were taken away to residential schools or boarding homes for further education.
Today our village is being revived – rebuilt completely since the only structure that remained was our old schoolhouse which now serves as our office and community building. Once more families are living there, we have a replica of the Glendale Family big house that once stood there, and a feeling that our home is once again a place that family, friends and visitors would all grow to love.
The traditional territory of the Da’naxda’xw and Awaetlala people are all of the lands adjacent to Knight Inlet from mountain top to mountain top, all the watersheds that empty into Knight Inlet to their head waters and the Klinaklini River to it’s source.
The Southern boundary of the territory is across the Inlet just west of Glendale Cove