Kwikwetlem culture is similar to other Aboriginal people, especially other St�:l� and Northwest Coast groups, they are a unique people with specific cultural traditions and political interests unlike anyone else's. They take their name from the red fish that historically traveled up the Coquitlam River. Kwikwetlem means "Red Fish Up The River". Their elder's stories explain that they have always been there. Archaeology confirms continuous occupation of their traditional territory for at least 9,000 years, since the last ice age.