Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Preferred Name:
Huu-ay-aht First Nations
Alternative Name:
Formerly Ohiet (Pre-1962); Ohiaht (1962-1991) (Variation Ohiat)
BC Regional Office:
West Coast (Nanaimo)
Vancouver Island & Coast
Former Indian Reserve Lands:1,077.00 ha
New-Treaty Settlement Lands:7,181.00 ha
Land Area Total:
Chief Robert (Jr) Dennis
Councillor Benny Clappis, Councillor Connie Waddell, Councillor John Jack, Councillor Sheila Charles, Councillor Trevor Cootes
Governance Structure:
Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement
Address: 4644 Adelaide Street
Port Alberni
V9Y 6N4
Community Description

Huu-ay-aht First Nations is a self-governing, modern treaty Nation whose lands are located in the Barkley Sound region on the west coast of Vancouver Island, at the entrance to Alberni Inlet. The lands and waters making up our traditional territories (ḥahuułi, pronounced “ha-houlthee”) have been occupied by us since time immemorial. Today, Huu-ay-aht citizens number close to 750 and primarily reside around the village of Anacla, the Nation’s principal community close to Bamfield, as well as in Port Alberni, the closest population centre. The balance of our citizens live across Vancouver Island, in the Vancouver area, and beyond.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Maa-nulth First Nations