Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government

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Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government logoWebsite: www.ufn.ca

Head of Government/Organization: President Charles McCarthy

Description: Legal name is Ucluelet First Nation. We reference the Nation as Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government or simply as Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ (technically the ‘people’ but we also use when referencing the Nation).

The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government is a modern treaty government located in hitac̓u on the west coast of Vancouver Island. There are currently approximately 700 Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Citizens located in hitac̓u, Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Victoria, Vancouver, Campbell River, and across Canada and the United States. Our Government jurisdiction extends over nearly 5,500 hectares of Treaty Settlement Land surrounding the community of hitac̓u, as well as territory north of Ucluelet, in the Effingham Inlet and along the Nahmint River.

The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government is a member of the Maa-nulth Treaty Society and through the Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement, is a modern treaty nation operating with a government to government relationship with Canada and the province of British Columbia. Also a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government continues to promote education and community programs that enhance Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ and Nuu-chah-nulth identity.

“The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ asserts that we have exercised sovereign authority over our lands since time immemorial. Despite the arrival of settlers on our lands the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ has preserved and protected our traditional territories and we accept the obligations and responsibilities inherent in governing.

It is the desire of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ government to govern in a manner that is responsible, transparent, democratic and accountable, blending hereditary and modern-day governing institutions. In doing so, our governing structures honour our past and embrace the future ensuring the continued existence of the Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ First Nation as a strong political, social and cultural community that aspires us to grow as an organized, determined, successful and self-reliant peoples.”

-Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government Act, Preamble

Treaty/Land Claim Agreements: Maa-nulth Final Agreement

Signatories to the Agreement: (as per the Agreement, not necessarily how referred to)
Huu-ay-aht First Nations
Ka:yu:’k’t’h’ / Che:k’tles7et’h’ First Nations
Toquaht Nation
Uchucklesaht Tribe
Ucluelet First Nation

Key Dates: Effective date of Final Agreement – April 1, 2011
Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Day – September 21

Brief description of the region covered by claim: Nearly 5,500 hectares of Treaty Settlement Land surrounding the community of hitac̓u, as well as territory north of Ucluelet, in the Effingham Inlet and along the Nahmint River.

Total Land Area: 5,500 hectares of Treaty Settlement Land

# of Beneficiaries: 700+

First Nations/Inuit within the Land Claims Area: 300+

Indigenous Languages Spoken:  The Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ speak a dialect of Nuu-chah-nulth (Nuučaan̓uɫ) – the dialect referred to is the Barclay Sound Dialect

Head Office Address:
Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government – Ucluelet First Nation
Cixʷatin Centre
700 Wya Road
hitac̓u, BC V0R 3A0

Mailing Address:
Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government – Ucluelet First Nation
PO Box 699
Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0

Media Contact:
Melissa Boucha
melissa.boucha@ufn.ca

LCAC Representative:
Leader: President McCarthy
Tech Rep: John Rankin

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