About Us and Contact
Two reserves on 67.2 hectares at the southern end of Vancouver Island.
Name derived from the Sook tribe of Straits Salishans. The derivation of “sooke” is from the native name of the Stickleback fish that inhabits the Sooke Basin. It was earlier spelled “Soke” and pronounced “soak”. Very early exposure to Europeans due to the association with the Hudson’s Bay Company. Reserves allotted by the Joint Reserve Commission in 1877.
On reserve, leaders in renewable energy
Off reserve, in forest-related areas, as well as commercial fishing.
Facilities Available On Reserve:
75 kW solar energy plant
Community hall, cultural centre, park, band office, cemetery.
Chief: Gordon Planes
“It’s good to be a part of using the gifts that the creator gave us in helping us to take care of Mother Earth. It is now appropriate that First Nations take the lead in demonstrating how to live without fossil fuels once again”
Councilor: Bonnie Hill
Councilor: Larry Underwood
Administrator: Michelle Thut
Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
Band Office Address:
2154 Lazzar Rd
P.O. Box 307