The Uchucklesaht were originally members of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council however they and four other nations, the Huu-ay-aht, Ka:'yu'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h, Toquaht, and the Ucluelet, formed the Maa-nulth First Nations Treaty Society. In 2011, after more than 15 years of negotiations, the Maa-nulth Treaty came into effect.
In 2012 there were 203 registered Uchucklesaht, and most are located on two reserves, Cowishulth and Hilthatis, in the Clayoquot District near Barkley Sound in BC.
Author JOHN DEWHIRST
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.
See a map and brief notes about the Uchucklesaht Tribe in British Columbia. From the website for the First Peoples Cultural Council.