Today, the Ucluelet live in their traditional village of Ittatsoo, across from the town of Ucluelet.
In 2012 there were 613 registered Ucluelet. Originally a member of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council, the Ucluelet with four other members established the Maa-nulth First Nations Treaty Society; the other member Nations are the Huu-ay-aht, Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h (formerly Kyuquot), Toquaht, and Uchucklesaht. The Maa-nulth First Nations treaty took effect in 2011, establishing Aboriginal rights and economic benefits to the five Maa-nulth First Nations.
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.
The website for the Yuuthluilthaht Government. Provides information about their traditional territory and related governance and economic development issues.
Ucluelet First Nation
The website for the Ucluelet First Nation.