Maa-Nulth First Nations

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Head of Organization: Charlie Cootes – President

Description: Society consisting of 5 Nations on the west coast of Vancouver Island collectively negotiating a treaty with Canada and British Columbia

Land Claim Agreement Title: Maa-Nulth First Nations Final Agreement

Parties to the Agreement: Canada and British Columbia with each of Huu ay aht First Nation, Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations, Toquaht First Nation, Uchucklesaht Tribe, Ucluelet First Nation

Key Dates: AIP signed Oct 3 2003
Final Agreement Initialed Dec 9 2006
Royal assent BC Nov 29 2007
All parties Sign Final Agreement April 9 2009
Royal Assent Canada June 18 2009

Brief description of the region covered by claim: Coast areas along west coast of Vancouver Island – British Columbia

Total Land Area: 24,550 hectares

# of Beneficiaries  Within claim area 524
Outside of claim areas        1,704

First Nations/Inuit within the Land Claims Area:
Huu-ay-aht First Nations:
Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Chek’tles7et’h’ First Nations:
Toquaht Nation:
Uchucklesaht Tribe:
Ucluelet First Nation:

Indigenous Languages Spoken: Nuu chah nulth

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