Our Culture

The Wei Wai Kum (pronounced “wee-why-kum”) Nation is one of several Liqwiltokw groups who share a common history and the language Lik’wala. The other groups are the We Wai Kai First Nation (Cape Mudge Indian Band) and the Kwiakah First Nation.

In Lik’wala, the word Liqwiltokw (pronounced “lee-kwill-tah”) refers to a large sea worm that cannot be easily killed.  If it is cut up, the separate pieces survive and swim away.  The term therefore means “un-killable thing” and likely refers to our history and reputation as a strong Nation.