our values

Hesquiaht welcomes you!

stewards of the sea

We pride ourselves that our culture is documented, preserved, and continued by encouraging our children to listen to and learn knowledge, language, spirituality and medicine from the stories of the elders to preserve our heritage.  

Our members encourage love, respect, kindness, & helpfulness towards each other, stewarding others to an awakening in hopes to guide them away from traditional colonialist attitudes and towards more sustainable development.

all life is interconnected

Hesquiaht seeks to heal and forgive, each in our own time, so that we may be strong and healthy as we embrace our right to self-determination.

We are warriors who keep watch upon the mountains, rivers, ocean, trees, and wildlife of our ancestral lands and territories and we will object to all those who has intent to harm them.   

 We know there is a spirit in all things and all life is interconnected in a sacred cycle whose balance must be preserved and maintained