Chako Kunamokst at Kimsquit
Chako Kunamokst Rediscovery began in 1984 in Kimsquit, on the traditional territory of the Nuxalk Nation at the mouth of the Dean River. "Chako Kunamokst" is a Chinook Jargon word for a gathering place. Chako Kunamokst Rediscovery is a personal empowerment program where participants are acquainted, or reacquainted, with the natural land and spirituality. The camps are located on the Dean River in Kimsquit, a Nuxalk ancestral village site, accessible by boat or charter plane only. The participants learn, grow and heal in a wilderness setting by utilizing traditional First Nations culture and other activities.
Above: Topographical map
of Kimsquit and Dean River showing the location of Kemsquit Indian
Reserve #1 and the Chatsch Indian Reserve #2. Click for larger image.
Above: Kimsquit Bay on Dean Channel.