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21st August 2012
Quatsino Community Members
Vision Statement

“We, the Quatsino First Nation, proud descendants of the Gusgimukw who were placed on these lands by the Creator, have persevered throughout time by valuing our traditions and people and by continually exercising our inherent right to the lands and resources of our traditional territory. Through resilient leadership, consistent communication and working together we will empower our community to strive forward and succeed in reviving and rebuilding our unique language and culture, strengthening our governance structures and providing equitable services and opportunities that create a vibrant, healthy community that is self-governing, prosperous, supportive and carries our growing knowledge forward for future generations.”

Throughout the development and implementation of our vision and strategic plan, our decisions will be based upon the following guiding principles:

Honesty Respect

Traditional Language Culture and Knowledge

Faith Family

Education Learning and Growth

Self-Esteem Pride

Communication Humbleness

Responsibility Strength Community Health


Perseverance Humour

Sharing Unity Caring

Love Togetherness Integrity Equality

Empowerment Loyalty Courage

Harmony Recognition