The Inquiry Panel looks forward to meeting you this week! Please join in person or virtually to learn more about the inquiry panel process.
In response to serious allegations that have recently come to light, Huu-ay-aht Executive Council has directed that an inquiry be conducted into allegations of abuse of power committed by members of government. With that an Inquiry Panel has been formed and will be hosting a meet and greet in Anacla at the House of Huu-ay-aht and in Port Alberni at the Huu-ay-aht Government Office.
Meet and Greet Details:
Anacla – House of Huu-ay-aht Wednesday, October 5, 2022 5 – 8 p.m. In-person only
Port Alberni Government Office Thursday, October 6, 2022 5 – 8 p.m. In-person and Virtually
Ḥaw̓iiḥ and Executive Council gathered at the House of Huu-ay-aht in Anacla July 20, 21 for an update on negotiations with Steelhead LNG.
The Nation is open to exploring economic development opportunities that align with its goals and principals and continue to work toward developing a process that creates mutually beneficial working relationships. Huu-ay-aht appreciates the citizens who also came out to learn about the negotiations.
While the meetings were not open to the public and citizens, we look forward to seeing everyone again at our next Community Engagement Sessions, which will be held in September. These upcoming engagement sessions will provide an opportunity for open and transparent dialogue between our citizens and government about what we are doing.
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In late January, the Nation purchased 11 properties in the Bamfield area. It took a lot of hard work to close the sale and even more to get the turnkey operations open and ready to accept visitors.
On April 23, 2016, Huu-ay-aht First Nations invited its citizens, dignitaries, and residents of Bamfield to join them in a celebration to mark this accomplishment.
The event exceeded all expectations, filling the Rix Centre for Ocean Discoveries for the luncheon and a large crowd gathered at The Hotel for singing, dancing, and a ribbon cutting. It was a chance for Huu-ay-aht to thank everyone involved in making it happen and welcome the community. It was also an opportunity for people in attendance to hear Huu-ay-aht’s vision for the future.
Following this successful event, Tayii Ḥaw̓ił ƛiišin (Derek Peters) and Elected Chief Councillor Robert J. Dennis Sr. received the following letter and a photo collage from the day. He wanted to share it with the community.
The letter follows:
I have been meaning to congratulate you both on your ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 23.
Bamfield needed a fresh start and you have been doing a wonderful job of being that catalyst and including the whole community in your plans.
Growing up in Bamfield in the 1950s and early 60s, I have watched the gradual decline of our community – first with the commercial fishing demise and then the stagnation of so much of the commercial property.
I feel a hope for Bamfield again, which I have not had for some time.
Best regards and the best of luck on your venture,
The Bamfield/Anacla First Responder Training Program will take place from April 25 to 30, 2016. The community expressed an interest in developing First Responder capacity recently. So, at this time, committed candidates are needed to fill 18 available spots .
Please note that nine of the spots are reserved for Huu-ay-aht Citizens, as per the Nations’ funding requirements. This five-day course will take approximately seven hours per session, with breaks for lunch and coffee. Food and beverages are going to be provided. There is a written and practical examination on the final day.
This is a great opportunity being delivered by the Nation, in partnership with the Justice Institute of B.C. (JIBC), as the first step in potentially offering a series of courses in Anacla that would ladder up to paramedic training in the long run. In the short term, it helps to build capacity to handle emergencies in the area.