Huu-ay-aht First Nations Tribunal Act

The Tribunal Act establishes the Huu-ay-aht Tribunal with members appointed by Executive Council, Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council, and the People’s Assembly. They are responsible for carrying out a number of duties.

A description of the responsibilities of the Tribunal can be found here.

A copy of the Tribunal Act can be found here. It is essential that the Tribunal Act be reviewed before proceeding.

Contact the Tribunal

By email at:*
Or by Mail: HFN Tribunal, 500-221 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, V7M 3J3

*Please be aware that the Huu-ay-aht Tribunal is a separate entity from the Huu-ay-aht Government, and as such, this contact information should NOT be used for Huu-ay-aht Government related inquiries and correspondence. Any correspondence sent to the Huu-ay-aht Tribunal will not be seen by the Huu-ay-aht Government. 

Tribunal Rules of Practice and Procedure

These rules are to be read along with the Tribunal Act, including those sections of the BC Administrative Tribunals Act and other relevant Huu-ay-aht legislation.

The complete Rules of Practice and Procedure can be found here.

A complete list of Tribunal Forms can be found here.

Tribunal Independence

The administrative structure of the Tribunal has been updated recently to ensure greater independence and transparency for the Tribunal.

For an updated description of the Tribunal Independence, follow this link: Tribunal Independence – June 1, 2017

Formsclick here

Tribunal Directives

#2017-2 – Directive
#2017-1 – Directive
#2011-3 – Directive

Tribunal Annual Reports

October 21, 2022
November 8, 2021
November 1, 2020
September 30, 2019
September 26, 2018
September 6, 2017
October 24, 2016
November 2, 2015
November 6, 2014
October 28, 2013
December 14, 2012
December 19, 2011

Current Applications

#2023-02 – Application to Change Provisions of COCCIA

Historical Applications

#2023-01 – Application for Declaration of Invalid Election

Applications 2022:

#2022-01 – Application for Disqualification of Government Member, Trevor Cootes

#2022-02 – Application for Appeal of Decisions of Acting Executive Director

Applications 2019:

#2019-01 – Application to Challenge Validity of Huu-ay-aht Law

Applications 2016-2018:

No applications were filed through 2016-2018.

Applications 2015:

 #2015-002 – Suspension

#2015-001 – Sheila Charles

#2015-B – Challenge to Nomination Ginger

#2015-A – Challenge to Nomination Nookemis

Applications 2014:

#2014-001 thru #007 – Charles








Applications 2013:

#2013-002 thru #006 – Kruse







Applications 2012: