Building Economic Health for Future Generations


In January 2011, Səýeḿ was officially formed to take on Economic Development for the Kwantlen First Nation. The office is located on McMillan Island in Fort Langley, BC. The business arm was needed to manage the ongoing and growing business activities for the Nation.


Our Vision

Tirelessly achieving economic health for present and future generations while strengthening connections in our territory through responsible resource and land management.

Our Mission

Tirelessly building a prosperous economy through innovation, capacity building and strong partnerships while honoring our indigenous heritage.

The Seven Laws

We live by the seven traditional laws that guided our ancestors: health, happiness, generations, generosity, humbleness, forgiveness and understanding.


We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Kwantlen First Nation

In working together and learning from our Elders, we build character in our organization and community through modelling respect, trust and honesty. We are united as one nation in our efforts to make a better world for future generations.


Səýeḿ is professionally managed and a delight to work with… We are very grateful to be partners with their organization.”

— Candace Dennis, Director, Aboriginal Banking BMO


Utilizing our Lands and Territories

Along with Kwantlen Council and the Kwantlen Elder Advisory Group, we participate in the land use planning process to achieve the right balance between sustainability, economic development and environmental stewardship for all Səýeḿ development opportunities, both on and off Reserve lands.