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

Economic Development Background

The Uchucklesaht Tribe believes that a healthy and prosperous future requires the Uchucklesaht Tribe and its citizens to pursue economic development opportunities both on and off of Uchucklesaht lands and that such economic development will foster a safer, stronger, healthier, more financially secure, more self reliant and more sustainable community.

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.

Community Details:

Vancouver Island & Coast
Variation Uchucklesit; Meaning "There Inside The Bay"
West Coast (Nanaimo)
232.7 hectares

Contact Details:

Scott Coulson Chief Administrative Officer
(250) 724-1832
(250) 724-1806
P.O. Box 1118 Port Alberni, BC, Canada V9Y 7L9
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