Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is a not-for-profit society that provides a wide variety of services and supports to fourteen Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations with approximately 10,000 members. The 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations are divided into three regions. Southern Region: Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht, Hupacasath, Tse-shaht, and Uchucklesaht. Central Region: Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht, and Yuu-cluth-aht. Northern Region: Ehattesaht, Kyuquot/Cheklesaht, Mowachat/Muchalaht, and Nuchatlaht.
Te’mexw Treaty Association is a non-profit society formed of five Coast Salish First Nations: Songhees, Nanoose (Snaw-Naw-As), Beecher Bay (Scia’new), T’Sou-ke and Malahat. The five Te’mexw Member First Nations joined together with one common objective; to support one another and to work together as a single organization to negotiate a modern treaty with the federal and provincial government in the British Columbia Treaty Process.
Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society is the body that acts on behalf of the We Wai Kum Nation, We Wai Kai Nation, and Kwiakah First Nations in negotiating a modern treaty with the federal and provincial governments.
Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group represents six communities: Chemainus, Cowichan Tribes, Halalt, Lake Cowichan, Lyackson and Penelakut. The First Nation traditionally occupied and used the area around Duncan, north to Ladysmith, east to the Gulf Islands and west to Cowichan Lake.
Kwakiutl District Council is a political organization representing 9 of the 15 bands of the Kwakwak’awakw (Kwak’wala speaking peoples): Mamalilikulla Qwe’Qwa’ Sot’Em Nation, Da’naxda’xw Nation, Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation, Kwakiutl Nation, Tlatlasikwala Nation, Cape Mudge Nation, Campbell River Nation, Kwiakah First Nation, and K’ómoks First Nation.
Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Tribal Council is a longstanding traditional alliance between four tribes: Gwawa’enuxw (Hopetown), Kwickwasut’inuxw (Gilford), Haxwa’mis (Wakeman) and Dzawada’enuxw (Kingcome). MDTC provides resources, support and representation for its member communities.
Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council is comprised of eleven Coast Salish First Nations: Halalt, Homalco, Klahoose, Malahat, Snaw-Naw-as (Nanoose), Snuneymuxw, Stz’uminus, Tla’amin, Tsawwassen, Tseil-Wau-Tuth, and T’Sou-Ke. Tsawwassen and Tseil-Wau-Tuth are located within the Lower Mainland Southwest region, outside the Vancouver Island and Coast region.
Maa-nulth First Nations is an alliance between the Huu-ay-aht, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Chek’tles7et’h’, Toquaht, Uchucklesaht, and Ucluelet First Nations, which finalized the negotiation of a modern treaty in 2011 with the federal and provincial governments through the B.C. Treaty Process.
Wuikinuxv-Kitasoo-Nuxalk Tribal Council is a community economic development organization and an alliance serving the Wuikinuxw, Kitasoo, and Nuxalk First Nations. The role of WKNTC is to provide advisory and/or program services to band members in the areas of community planning, band government, technical services, financial management and economic development.
Ditidaht and Pacheedaht Treaty:Ditidaht and Pacheedaht have been negotiating at a common treaty table with B.C. and Canada since August 1997. The traditional territories of both Ditidaht and Pacheedaht span the southwest corner of Vancouver Island.
Nanwakolas Council is comprised of First Nations belong to the Kwakwaka’wakw – a culturally defined group of First Nations sharing the same language, Kwakʼwala and Lik’wala, located on northern Vancouver Island and the adjacent southern Central Coast area, including the many islands in between. Its member First Nations include Mamalilikulla, Tlowitsis, Da’naxda’xw Awaetlatla, Wei Wai Kum, Kwiakah and K’ómoks.