Childcare information for the Special People’s Assembly

Children 6 years and older will be going to Glenwood Center and the bus will be departing the Port Alberni Friendship Center at
9 a.m. sharp. If you are late and miss the bus, it is the parent’s responsibility to get their children there.

Children 0-5 will be at the Port Alberni Friendship Wellness Center, it is the parent’s responsibility to provide diapers and to feed their children, as they will join their parents for lunch and dinner.

If your child uses a stroller please bring it with you so the child minders can easily walk the children to the Friendship
Wellness Center.






Tribunal receives application from Johnson Ginger

A notice has been received from Johnson Ginger for a determination that he be eligible to hold public office.

For the full notice, click the link :

Elk hunt awarded to Ed Johnson Sr.

Huu-ay-aht First Nations is awarded one elk annually. It has traditionally been awarded to a Huu-ay-aht citizen through a draw or random lottery.

This year, the allocation is being awarded directly to Ed Johnson Sr., on recommendation of the Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council. Ḥaw̓iiḥ wanted to recognize that Ed won the elk draw in 2013, but he decided not to hunt the allocation due to a large number of poaching incidents that happened in the vicinity.

“Ḥaw̓iiḥ has made this decision out of respect for one of our harvesters who put aside personal gain to care for the animal resources in our ḥahuułi,” explains Tayii Ḥaw̓ił ƛiišin (Derek Peters). “We hope that citizens respect this decision and supports Ed.”

Since 2013, the incidences of poaching have greatly decreased in our ḥahuułi, with no intense poaching reported in recent years. Citizens are encouraged to report elk sightings to the Anacla Government Office. All hunters are reminded to report their harvests to the Huu-ay-aht’s Natural Resources Department.

HGB wins aboriginal business award

BC Achievements Foundation celebrates the ninth annual BC Aboriginal Business awards this year. They will take this opportunity to recognize 19 indigenous businesses for their business achievements.

Huu-ay-aht First Nations, is proud to announce that the Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses has won the 2017 BC Aboriginal Business Award for outstanding business achievements in the Community-Owned Business of the Year category (two or more entries).

“Receiving this award is wonderful acknowledgment for the hard work and effort that HGB’s staff and management have put in to growing and improving the businesses,” explains acting HGB CEO Teresa Gagnon. “My team and I feel proud and honoured to receive this recognition.”

All awardees will be celebrating at a gala dinner ceremony on Thursday, October 26 2017 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

For more information on the gala dinner visit where you can purchase a ticket.