On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, members of the RCMP, Conservation Officers, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), and Huu-ay-aht took a walk with our ancestors on the Kiix̣in Tours.
The Tour began at the Anacla Government Office, where Qiic Qiica (formerly known as Wishkey) guided the group through Huu-ay-aht History, speaking on artifacts displayed throughout the building, about the House of Huu-ay-aht and welcome figures, followed by the Kiix̣in Tours.
The day ended with a traditional meal at the House of Huu-ay-aht with Executive Council members, Executive Director, and staff.
Community safety is one of Huu-ay-aht’s main priorities. For community safety in the Anacla area, Huu-ay-aht, and the RCMP are working together, through the Indigenous Policing Service (IPS). IPS offers policing services in rural indigenous communities, with three RCMP members visiting Anacla weekly.
As portfolio holder for public safety, Stella Peters (n̓aasiismisʔaksup) will be leading community safety in Anacla.
“I feel that the work we are tasked to do to ensure community safety in a healthy way requires us to collaborate with other levels of Authority who can work with us in partnership to achieve those common goals” – Executive Council Member, Stella Peters (n̓aasiismisʔaksup)
Wrongdoings and criminal behaviors must be reported to the RCMP. To do so, please contact:
Non-emergency Line: 250-723-2424
By making reports, it helps Huu-ay-aht and the RCMP identify the amount of services that are needed in community.