Township and First Nations

The Township of Langley is situated on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples, and in particular, we acknowledge our relationships with the q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), Máthxwi (Matsqui) and Se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) First Nations.

salishan Place by the River is the Township of Langley’s new arts, culture and heritage facility being developed in Fort Langley in partnership with the q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓ (Kwantlen), q̓ic̓əy̓ (Katzie), Máthxwi (Matsqui) and Se’mya’me (Semiahmoo) First Nations, and other community organizations. Learn more.

The name salishan Place by the River reflects its physical location within the collective territories of the mainland Coast Salish peoples. It acknowledges hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and halq'eméylem, the Salish language dialects spoken here.

This unique three-storey building will share and celebrate the voices and stories of community members, encouraging interactive and inclusive experiences for visitors of all ages. salishan Place will be the new home of the museum and Fort Langley Community Library. It will also provide indoor and outdoor community gathering spaces, including a reception hall and 167-seat presentation theatre, and will feature Indigenous and community galleries, program spaces, and community archives. 

We would like to invite community members and visitors to learn from, reflect on and share the links to materials and resources that we have gathered here.