Huu-ay-aht First Nations closes offices to give community an opportunity to grieve

Huu-ay-aht First Nations is requesting ʔiisaak (utmost respect) while the community takes time to heal after losing two citizens over the weekend.

These losses have an impact on our whole community. Therefore, our Anacla and Port Alberni government offices will remain closed until Monday, November 1, 2021, to allow our citizens and staff the opportunity to grieve and heal.

This is a time to heal together through our culture and beliefs. We will not conduct any business during this time.

As a Nation, we ask that everyone respect our request and give us the time needed to be with our families and practice our culture.

We will get through these tragic losses with the strength and support of our community. It is at times like this that we lean into each other and rely on our culture and our sacred principles of ʔiisaak (utmost respect), ʔuuʔałuk (taking Care of), and Hišuk ma c̕awak (everything is one).

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Thomson, Communications Manager for Huu-ay-aht First Nations at 250-720-7776 or