Anacla Village (Anaḳtla)

The Huu-ay-aht First Nations main community is at Anacla (43.5 hectares), located on the west coast of Vancouver Island at Pachena Bay.

In the Nuu-chah-nulth Phrase Book & Dictionary, Barkley Sound Dialect, page 25, Bobby Sport attributed the name to the flounders in the creek there (analthcha’).

Lower_Anacla

The Lower Village is built on the Pachena River flood plain and has been affected by flooding events. It consists of:
– 45 dwelling units – leased to Citizens.
– Gas bar – leased to Huu-ay-aht Development Corporation.
– Community facilities.
– Pawaats (Child care) – building with playground and fenced area.
– Public Works buildings – small shed and carving shed used for storage and maintenance.
– Soaring Eagle Community Centre.

Upper_Anacla

The Upper Anacla Village (42.5 hect.), to the northwest of the Pachena River, is where the Nation has committed to building its future. It is situated at a higher elevation above the Tsunami inundation zone.

House_of_Huuayaht

Development began with construction of the House of Huu-ay-aht, which is a large community center built in a traditional fashion.

AGO

A new government office has been constructed and is the hub of the community.

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