Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations [Maa-nulth]

Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations [Maa-nulth]

The Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations is one of five First Nations signatory to the Maa-nulth First Nations Treaty that came into effect on April 1, 2011. The five First Nations, were former Indian Act bands, and become self-governing through the Maanulth treaty, which is being implemented by the five independent governments: Huu‑ay‑aht First Nations, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations, Toquaht Nation, Uchucklesaht Tribe, and Yuułu ił ath Government (Ucluelet). 

For recent updates please see our latest annual report. Please see the Maa-nulth website for additional updates.

The First Nations, Canada, and British Columbia have been implementing their new relationships for over ten years. The treaty recognizes and transfers ownership and jurisdiction of 24,550  hectares of land to the First Nations and a one-time capital transfer payment of $73.1 million over 10 years. In addition, it provides $1.2 million annually in resource royalty payments for 25 years and $9.5 million annually for program funding.

Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ has approximately 585 citizens; Huu‑ay‑aht has approximately 735 citizens; Toquaht has approximately 155 citizens; Uchucklesaht has approximately 230 citizens; and Yuułu ił ath has approximately 675 citizens. The traditional territory is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island surrounding Barkley and Kyuquot Sounds. Maa-nulth First Nations have overlapping and/or shared territory with their First Nation neighbours: Ditidaht, Hupacasath, Tla-o-qui-aht, and Tseshaht.

BC Treaty Commission Contacts

Celeste Haldane , 604 482 9200
Chief Commissioner
Sashia Leung , 604 482 9235
Director of International Relations and Communications

Contacts Information

General Delivery
Kyuquot, BC V0P 1J0
Phone: 250.332.5259
Fax: 250.332.5210

Current Negotiations

Stage 6

Negotiation Stage Process

Stage 1: Statement of Intent
Stage 2: Readiness
Readiness documents accepted as complete
First Nation
Table Declared Ready
Stage 3: Framework Agreement
Stage 4: Agreement-in-Principle
Stage 5: Final Agreement
*Since initialing the Final Agreement, the Parties have since reviewed it for inconsistencies and errors, and made certain amendments. The amendments have been confirmed in errata agreements available on Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
Stage 6: Treaty Implemented
Treaty Effective Date


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