Community Description

The Ehattesaht First Nation is a First Nations government based on the north west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada Our vision is to be a self-reliant, sovereign, culturally connected First Nation, with proud independent members, a clear and viable economic future for our citizens, and a healthy, happy, dependency free community that thrives on mutual respect, integrity, honesty and the traditional values of Isaak. We are a small nation with a large traditional territory of over 66,000 ha on the North West Coast of Vancouver Island..

Treaty or Tribal Association

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council

Economic Development Background

Ehatteshaht aims to be a self-reliant, sovereign, culturally connected First Nation, with proud independent members, a clear and viable economic future for our citizens, and a healthy, happy, dependency free community that thrives on mutual respect, integrity, honesty and the traditional values of Isaak.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

In November 2009, Ehatteshaht filed for commercial fishing with Ahousaht , Mowachaht / Muchalaht , Hesquiaht and Tla-o-qui-aht for commercial fishing ( BCSC 1494 ). The group lives on fishing, a small cattle breed that covers 60 hectares, but is only cultivated to a small extent timber and some work in the mining industry, now increasingly in tourism, forestry and fish farming.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
Ehatteshaht
Variation Ehatisaht; Esperanza Inlet
Nuučaan̓uɫ
West Coast (Nanaimo)
http://www.ehattesaht.com/
139.3 hectares

Contact Details:

Caroline Gladstone Band Manager
(250) 761-4155
(250) 761-4156
P.O. Box 59 Zeballos, BC, Canada V0P 2A0
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