Preferred Name:
Alternative Name:
Variation Uchucklesit; Meaning "There Inside The Bay"
BC Regional Office:
West Coast (Nanaimo)
Vancouver Island & Coast
Reserve Land Area:232.70 ha
Chief Charlie Cootes Sr.
Councillor Clifford Charles,
Councillor Regina Frank,
Councillor Sabrina Crowley,
Councillor Thomas Rush,
Councillor Wilfred Cootes Jr.
Governance Structure:
Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement
Address: P.O. Box 1118
Port Alberni
V9Y 7L9
Community Description
The Uchucklesaht First Nation is a First Nations government based on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. The Uchucklesaht Tribe has two villages that are situated approximately 24 miles down the Barkley Sound, southwest from Port Alberni. The first village is immediately past the Uchucklesaht Inlet on the West side of Barkley Sound, named "Cowishulth". The second village is located at the head of Uchucklesaht Inlet and is named "Hilthatis".
Treaty or Tribal Association
Maa-nulth First Nations
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
In 2013, the Uchucklesaht Tribe enacted the Uchucklesaht Economic Development Act, which sets out the community's economic development goals, and the tactics by which it will achieve them.