Close to 40,000 British Columbians are displaced as more than 160 wildfires burn in the province.
In response to the emergency, Elected and Hereditary leadership from Huu-ay-aht First Nations has donated $6,000 to National Government Chiefs for its wildfire relief fund for the Tsilhqot’in. The communities of Tl’etinqox, ?Esdilagh, Yunesit’in, Tsi Deldel, Tl’esqox, and Xeni Gwet’in have been evacuated from their homes and are in dire need of assistance. Huu-ay-aht has donated $1,000 for each nation.
“The Tsilhqot’in Nations are facing one of the worst times of their history, one none of us can even imagine,” Huu-ay-aht Chief Councillor Robert J. Dennis Sr. explains. “It is important that we show our support during their time of crisis.”
The Huu-ay-aht would like to challenge other First Nations, government organizations, and individuals to do the same. If you would like to contribute, you can drop a cheque off at our office (4644 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni) or donate through our GoFundMe account: https://www.gofundme.com/tsilhqotin-fire-relief-fund. You can also donate directly to the communities on their website at http://www.tsilhqotin.ca/, just click the Donate button in the bottom left of the page.