Ey kwesé e’mi.. “it is good that you are here”. Welcome to Chilliwack, situated in the traditional territory of the Stó:lō Nation – spanning from the community of Yale in the Fraser Canyon to the mouth of the Fraser River. In Halq’eméylem, the language of the region, “Stó:lō” translates as “river”. The Stó:lō First Nations people, or “people of the river” have always lived in the region and their ancient stories, history, culture, teachings and knowledge of the area passed down through the indigenous generations in an oral tradition.