Uchucklesaht Tribe [Maa-nulth]


Uchucklesaht Tribe [Maa-nulth]

Uchucklesaht Tribe 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 Nation, Toquaht Nation, Uchucklesaht Tribe, and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ 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.

Uchucklesaht has approximately 250 citizens; Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ has approximately 590 citizens; Toquaht has approximately 150 citizens; Huu‑ay‑aht has approximately 710 citizens; and Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ 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

Mark Smith , 604 482 9200
General Counsel and Director of Process
Celeste Haldane , 604 482 9200
Chief Commissioner

Contacts Information

5251 Argyle St. Suite A
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V1
Phone: 250.724.1832
Fax: 250.724.1806

Current Negotiations

Stage 6

Negotiation Stage Process

Stage 2: Readiness
Stage 3: Framework Agreement
Stage 4: Agreement-in-Principle
Stage 5: Final Agreement
Stage 6: Treaty Implemented


700-1111 Melville Street
Vancouver BC
V6E 3V6
604 482 9200

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