It is time for Huu-ay-aht Citizens and members of the public to rally together by attending the Specific Claims Tribunal of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations next week.
The tribunal is regarding the value of the compensation Canada owes Huu-ay-aht as a result of the way timber on the former Numukamis IR1 was sold to MacMillian Bloedel in the 1940s. The first phase of the hearing occurred in Anacla in November 2013. More legal submissions will occur in Anacla at the Huu-ay-aht government office on April 19 to 21, 2016.
Next week, February 8 to 12, the tribunal will be held at the Canadian Industrial Relations Board, 300 West Georgia Street, Suite 501, in Vancouver. On Monday, it will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, it will begin at 10 a.m. and run until 4 p.m. Huu-ay-aht citizens are encouraged to show their support.
On Monday, February 8, Huu-ay-aht experts will hit the stand. Elected Chief Robert J. Dennis Sr. will speak on Tuesday, February 9. Following that, it is time for the other side to take the stand. The Specific Claims Tribunal is a judicial body, like a court, that hears claims by First Nations against Canada regarding past wrongs.
For more information on this tribunal, see attached document (Tribunal hearing on timber claim). Once you are familiar with the case, come to the Canadian Industrial Relations Board next week to show your support.