Welcome to the Hailika'as Heiltsuk Health Centre Society
The Heiltsuk people have lived in their lands, on what has become the Central Coast of British Columbia, since time immemorial.
Formerly known as the Bella Bella Indians, the Heiltsuk speak Hailhzaqvla, the Heiltsuk language. It is considered a separate language
but is part of what linguists call the Wakashan Language Family.
- m̓ánáxs – Equality: sameness
- xálá – Dignity: uphold
- ǧvi̓ḷás ɫáxvái – The concept that one should strive for; this means looking at the consequences before you do something
- p̓ác̓uá – Ambitious & working hard, being independent, being reliable; we had great pride in ourselves and that is tied with being responsible for our own welfare again.