Ehattesaht, a NOOTKA
(Nuu-chah-nulth) First Nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island. They formerly consisted of 3 bands who, decimated by disease and warfare, amalgamated in the historic period. In 2008 there were about 300 registered Ehattesaht. Their traditional territories include the north shore of Esperanza Inlet and the outer coast, Zeballos Inlet and part of Espinosa Inlet. The main Ehattesaht villages were Oke and Tatchu, but today the main village is Chenahkint at Queen's Cove. The Ehattesaht traditionally were major suppliers of dentalia shells, highly valued as trade objects by Aboriginal peoples of the Northwest Coast.
Ehattesaht are one of the 14 nations represented by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.
See also NATIVE PEOPLE, NORTHWEST COAST.
Links to Other Sites
Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge
The website for the Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge, which features Canada's largest essay writing competition for Aboriginal youth (ages 14-29) and a companion program for those who prefer to work through painting, drawing and photography. See their guidelines, teacher resources, profiles of winners, and more. From the Historica-Dominion Institute.