Huu-ay-aht First Nations

The largest reserve is Numukamis 1 ( 422.9 ha) in Barkley Sound, specifically in the Numukamis Bay. The reserve areas are located near Bamfield, the Pachena Bay has won with their campsite of some economic importance in ecotourism. In addition, here, live in the reserve anacla 12, Huu -ay- most aht. Overall, the reserves include about 850 hectares, but in which lived only 98 Huu -ay -aht in April 2010, 33 more were living in other reserves, the vast majority ( 545 ) lived outside the reserves. Overall, the tribe numbered 676 members ..

Chief ( chief) is Robert Dennis Sr., who is advised by four Councillors.

In 2001, the Pacific Rim National Park was established, took over the adjacent to the West Coast Trail strains the care of the discerning tourist trail. The set up for this purpose Quu'as Partnership, a corporate joint venture of Pacheedaht, Ditidaht and Huu -ay -aht with Parks Canada, develops and maintains the path, where jobs have been created, but strictly limited access to only a few visitors per day.

Current situation

Maa- nulth Treaty

2006 included the five groups of the Maa- nulth First Nations, which in addition to Huu -ay -aht the Yu- cluth -aht the Toquaht and the Ka: ' yu: ' k't'h '/ Che: k'tles7et ' h ' and the Uchucklesaht Tribe belong to the province of British Columbia and the State of Canada signed an agreement on land rights, the Maa- nulth Final Agreement.

With this agreement, which affects approximately 250 km ² of land, the parties have agreed on rights and duties. For this country, have the First Nations legislative power and it is determined precisely when provincial or federal law, these laws force breaks. In addition, rural districts have been established, which may acquire the Maa- nulth tribes and then subject to the same law. Overall, they get that all rights to the natural resources and the forests. At the same time they should be prohibited hunting and fishing. Later than 10 years after entry into force of the Treaty, the participating bands must have sent a director to the board of the two districts of Port Alberni and Comox. In addition, the Government undertakes transfers in the amount of 21.6 million CAD, a total of around 73 million CAD ​​; for rights to use their resources 380,000 or 1.2 million CAD ​​per year.