The name Cheam means "wild strawberry place". This describes a place near the Cheam First Nation (CFN) community where wild strawberries have always been known to grow.


The Xwchíyò:m (Cheam) have lived in S’ólh Téméxw (Our Land) for thousands of years in the Rosedale area of the Upper Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada. Cheam First Nation (CFN) boarders both the north and south banks of the Fraser River, and is home to 354 people with another 200 off Reserve. Furthermore, Cheam First Nation is a self-governing community that is a part of the greater Stó:lō First Nation. CFN is avidly pursuing economic opportunities and growth for the betterment of all Cheam people, including future generations.​