The Huu-ay-aht First Nations is a self-governing modern treaty Nation whose lands cover the Barclay Sound on the Vancouver Island’s west coast, in the Anacla region between Bamfield and Port Alberni.
The Nation is a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council with close to 750 residents living in and around the area of Bamfield, BC. The traditional language is Nuu-chah-nulth.
The Huu-ay-aht First Nation Council and Hereditary Chiefs (Ha’wiih) are developing opportunities to engage in responsible and sustainable economic development to forward their vision of working together and establishing a healthy, self-sustaining community.
With a historic role as caretakers of the lands, waters, and resources of their Cheifly Territories (Ha-houlthee), the Huu-ay-aht Ha’wiih work with an Elected Council to develop informed business practices that are guided by the long-held principles of iisaak (respect), uu-a-thluk (taking care of), and hishuk tsa’wak (everything is connected).