Caring for our Ha’houlthee

For thousands of years, our Nation has been guided by our connection to our Ha’houlthee (traditional territory). Central to that connection has been a shared responsibility by our Ḥaw̓iiḥ and our citizens to ensure that all activities undertaken within our Ha’houlthee is done in a way that respects our land and marine habitats, so they can continue to sustain us for generations to come.

Today, our land has provided us with a new opportunity — in the form of a proposed LNG project at Sarita Bay—that has the potential to sustain our people, improve our quality of life and generate employment and business opportunities that can bring our people home. Over the months and years to come, we will undertake a thorough analysis of whether or not this LNG opportunity is right for us.

From November 29th-30th, Huu-ay-aht citizens will contribute to the governance of the Nation by voting about whether or not you would like to continue exploring the proposed Project. Our Ḥaw̓iiḥ Council have considered the proposed Project and agree that it is in the best interest of the Huu-ay-aht, but ONLY if the proposed Project meets certain conditions. These conditionsare laid out in the motion at the People’s Assembly. For more information, look at the brochure called Caring for our Ha’houlthee.