Sockeye and Halibut Update for 2017

We are not expecting any sockeye allocation this year. To allow the fish to move up the river to spawn, no sector will fish sockeye this year. Our Treaty rights to sockeye are second only to conservation – however the Somass run is expected to be only 170,000, for there to be any fishing, there needs to be a minimum of 200,000.

There will be no commercial or recreational fishing of sockeye for 2017.

What does that mean for sport fishermen? – They cannot harvest sockeye.

What does that mean for Huu-ay-aht harvesters fishing for personal use? – They cannot harvest sockeye.

Even though our Nation is committed to supporting sockeye conservation this year, the Lands and Resources team will strive to deliver a smooth distribution for the Food Fish program that puts other fish on citizen’s plates. Please ensure your contact information is up to date. This can be done online at .

Halibut Food Fish Update

 Halibut contracts are in place now. Once distributions dates are set, we will post a notice online and also make phone calls. Please update your phone number and address as soon as possible if you have recently moved or if you are moving for the summer.

Public Notice of 2017/18 Financial Plan

Executive Council Statement

With a new Strategic Plan (2017-2019) in place, 2016 was an exciting year for Huu-ay-aht. The newly formed government worked hard to meet the commitments it outline in the strategic plan, while committing to fiscal responsibility. Together with Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council, we worked diligently to build a stronger Huu-ay-aht, focusing on what is in the best interests of our citizens and future generations. We set out strong priorities for the next three years of healing our ḥahuułi and bringing our people home.

To read more, see the 2017-2018 Financial Plan

Send your resume in to work for Huu-ay-aht’s businesses

Huu-ay-aht First Nation Development Corporation (HDC) currently has multiple job posting in picturesque Bamfield, B.C., situated on the Pacific Ocean and at the end of the world renowned West Coast Trail.  Bamfield is also home to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre utilized by five Universities.  The environment and wildlife (including puffins, seals, whales, sea lions, and plenty of fish) make this an ideal home for the marine centre.  Bamfield has some of the best fishing in the world.

Eleven new properties have been purchased in January 2016 by Huu-ay-aht First Nation Development Corporation, three of which are tourism related, Bamfield Motel and Pub, Kingfisher Lodge and Ostrom House, in addition to its other multiple properties including Pachena Bay Campground, Bamfield Market and Café, HFN Forestry and HFN Gravel.  This allows for an immense opportunity for growth in various hospitality and other industries.  The long-term goal is to build a team to aid in the growth of Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Bamfield in both eco and aboriginal tourism.  Although these positions are currently seasonal, they may lead to year-round employment.

Accommodation may be provided for these positions at one of our various venues.

For the upcoming 2016 Tourism Season, Huu-ay-aht Development Corporation (HDC) will be hiring in all areas related to our Pachena Bay and Bamfield Businesses.

Please let us know the position(s) you are interested in, and your availability.  If you are applying for specific position(s), please tailor a separate resume/application to reflect your relevant experience, education and training for each position.  Please also send a cover letter highlighting your qualifications and reasons for your interest in each position. Staff accommodations may be provided.

  • Motel
    – Administrative Staff
    – Chambermaids
  • – Restaurant
    – Kitchen staff
    – Waiter/Waitress
  • Pub
    – Kitchen staff
    – Waiter/Waitress
    – Bartender
  • Market Staff
    – Cashiers
    – Grounds Keeper/Maintenance
    – Janitorial
  • Pachena Bay Campground general staff
  • Gas attendant

Post-Secondary education not required, but an asset.  Please indicate First Nations heritage if it applies. Thank you for your interest in working with HDC.  We’re eager to work with you.

Sent on behalf of HFN Hospitality LP, HFN Market LP.  Finally, please submit all resumes in an MS Word *.doc or a *.pdf. format

Of course if you have any questions, feel free to call us at 778-421-2663, or email at Otherwise please send your resume and cover letter to:

Attention Tracy Walker
Huu-ay-aht Development Corporation
4644 – B Adelaide Street
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 6N4

Or email






Notice of Posting of Voters’ List for the March 25, 2017 Referendum

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Huu-ay-aht Election Act that the Voters’ List for the March 25, 2017 Referendum as authorized under the Referendum and Recall Act by Executive Council will be available for public inspection from February 24, 2017 until the close of voting on March 25, 2017.

Voters’ lists will be available for inspection at:
• Anacla Government Office, 170 Nookemus Rd, Anacla, during normal business
hours, or
• Port Alberni Government Office, 4644 Adelaide Street, Port Alberni during normal
business hours.

Those wishing to inspect the Voters’ List must agree in writing not to use or disclose the information on the list except for purposes of the Election Act.

All Huu-ay-aht citizens who have achieved the age of 18 as of March 25, 2017 are eligible to be
included on the Voters List.

The Election Commissioner is responsible for the fair, efficient, accessible and transparent
conduct of the elections under the Election Act. The duties and powers of the Election
Commissioner are detailed in Division 1 of the Election Act.

Kit Spence has been appointed as Election Commissioner and may be contacted by telephone
at 1-250-881-0142 or by email at

Click here for the official Public Notice

Huu-ay-aht citizens will have final say

Kim Baird has been hired by the Nation to promote Huu-ay-aht’s interests with regards to social services, specific claims, and economic development opportunities and help open the conversation with Canada and others related to these efforts.

Lobbying efforts are an important practice in gauging political interests and being able to influence actions, policies, or decisions at all levels of government to continue to advance the Nation’s interests in achieving our strategic priorities.

Baird brings a wealth of experience working in government and will play a valuable role in advancing the Nation’s efforts. In order to put together the proposed co-management agreement for the Sarita LNG project that is now subject to a vote by citizens it was and is necessary to know the position of Canada and other First Nations. Hiring consultants and advisers like Kim Baird is standard practice for successful progressive governments.

Meetings with B.C., Canada, and other First Nations does not change the fact that citizens will have the final say on the proposed Sarita LNG project by referendum vote on March 25, 2017.