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dubayaax a ts’awalk
everything is one

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Ditidaht First Nation

The land, the waters, the resources, the environment have always been the source of life, culture and spirituality of the Ditidaht People.

Clear air, pure water and the food of the forests and the waters of our Territory have sustained our people, our economy and our traditions.

That we hold the wealth of our Nation and the use of our lands, waters and resources in the future as we did in the past, to the common good and benefit of all Ditidaht, by fostering development that is based on the principle of caring for and maintaining our physical and spiritual linkages with our lands, waters and resources for all generations.

The Ditidaht Constitution

Ditidaht governance

Ditidaht First Nation is governed by an elected Chief and 4 councillors. Elections are held every 4 years (July).

Current Term – July 2019 till July 2023

Brian Tate – Chief Councillor

Anne Pettet – Councillor

Darryl Tate – Councillor

Kelly Sport – Councillor

Paul Sieber – Councillor

Our territory
Ditidaht traditional territory is large. It stretches inland from Cowichan Lake, down through Nitinat Lake, and to the coast between Bonilla Point and Pachena Point. Our territory also reaches out to sea all the way to the salmon, halibut and cod banks that feed our people. It includes the headwaters of streams and rivers that drain to the coastline.

Traditional territory flyover tour
This video provides an introduction to the extensive lands and waters within Ditidaht traditional territory, highlighting a selection of areas used and inhabited by the Ditidaht for generations.

Ditidaht First Nation retains copyright over all information provided on these videos. These videos do not represent the entirety of Ditidaht Indigenous Knowledge or Ditidaht’s oral histories and do not address all matters related to Ditidaht’s Aboriginal rights, Aboriginal title or Ditidaht’s traditions and culture.

All information on these videos is provided for community educational and illustrative purposes and may not be used for any other purpose without the express written consent of Ditidaht First Nation Council including, without limitation, any regulatory or other government decisions, industry consultation processes or any court or administrative proceedings.

Land and resources
Ditidaht Fishery information
Economic fisheries
  • General regulations
  • Plans and enforcement protocols
  • Violation consequences – first and second violation
  • Timelines
Commercial fishery
  • Openings – notices
  • Closings – notices
Current projects
The Ditidaht Economic Development Corporation is working on a variety of projects designed to optimize existing resources and businesses and identify new opportunities. Learn more here.

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation Community Engagement Meeting

July 26, 2021 Notice A Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) community engagement meeting will be held here at the Community Hall on August 24th at 10:00am at the Community Hall. –Lunch will be served. The WCMRC-Indigenous Advisor, Lincoln Heaney and the...

Current Employment Opportunities

The Ditidaht First Nation, is pleased to offer the following employment opportunities: Community Service/Health Department - for further information please contact Eva Wilson, Administrator at or 250-745-3333 Community Service Manager – permanent...

Please find the IFC apology, along with the responses from the three Chiefs here:

Please find attached a link to an IFC apology and the responses from the three chiefs. https://vimeo.com/559493399/3341d03f46

Huu-ay-aht, Pacheedaht, Ditidaht First Nations take back decision-making responsibilities over ḥahahuułi

NUU-CHAH-NULTH TERRITORY, BC, June 7, 2021 /CNW/ - Since time immemorial, Huu-ay-aht, Ditidaht, and Pacheedaht First Nations have been stewards of the forest, fisheries, and all resources within their ḥahahuułi (traditional territories). Ditidaht, Pacheedaht and...

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation

Please see attached notice from Chief and Council. Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.

Returning to the Circle ~ Grandmothers, Aunties & Caregivers Program

Are you interested in the program, please see attached and the application package.   Grandmothers Auntys and Caregivers 2021 Application

Ditidaht Community Campout 2021

Ditidaht Community Campout 2021 Yvonne Douglas and I (Grace Marshall) were wondering if we can arrange 2 campouts this year, if there is interest? One would be on July 5-8th down the lake. Since this is following the long weekend, families would be able to go down...

Important Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT Anne Pettet - Resignation from Council effective immediately It is with great regret that we formally announce the resignation of Anne Pettet from Council. Anne has resigned as of May 3 2021. Her resignation has been approved and as requested; her final...

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