Community Description

The Toquaht Nation is a First Nations government based on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. In terms of citizenship, the Toquaht Nation is one of the smallest First Nations within the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC). The Nation has about 150 citizens in total. There are roughly 20 people currently living at the main village of Macoah, which is accessible off Highway 4 on Kennedy Lake. Most remaining citizens live in Ucluelet, Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Victoria.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Maa-nulth First Nations

Economic Development Background

The Toquaht Nation is a self-governing Treaty Nation of the Maa-nulth First Nations (MFN) Final Agreement, giving them the authority to determine land-use planning and zoning, including sub-division approval, on our land base.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Toquaht's current economic development projects include developing their kayak launch and campground, a run-of-the-river hydro project and a land-based salmon aquaculture. They are looking to connect with potential partners interested in these areas of development.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
Variation Toquart, Toqyaht (Circa 1881); Meaning "People Of The Narrow Place In Front"
West Coast (Nanaimo)
194.7 hectares

Contact Details:

Noah Plonka Capital Projects Manager
(250) 726-4230 ext 232
(250) 726-4403
P.O. Box 759, 1316 Pine St. Ucluelet, BC, Canada V0R 3A0
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