Last Update: November 08, 2021

About us

In March of 2005, Nuu-chah-nulth hereditary and elected chiefs gathered at a historic meeting to launch Uu-a-thluk, a new approach to managing aquatic resources in Nuu-chah-nulth Ha-ha-houlthee (Chiefly Territories). Uu-a-thluk is an aquatic resource management organization administered through the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC). Uu-a-thluk is funded through a contribution agreement with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and works within the policies and practices of the NTC. Uu-a-thluk brings Nuu-chah-nulth-aht together to work with other governments and groups. Its framework allows us to manage our aquatic resources consistent with Nuu-chah-nulth practices and principles, complimenting and reinforcing Ha’wilth patuk Ha’wiih (Nuu-chah-nulth governance). Together we are increasing Nuu-chah-nulth participation in the harvest and management of our aquatic resources. In our Nuu-chah-nulth language, Uu-a-thluk means “taking care of.”




P.O. Box 1383 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M2