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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

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.

May 26, 2020 COVID Update

05.26.2020 COVID 19 Update COVID-19 UPDATE As we are now effectively into Phase 2 of the Recovery Plan from COVID-19 we wanted to provide an update of some recent steps in the recovery plan. The Ditidaht Community School will re-open on June 1st, 2020, and the...

COVID Resources

Attached is a link to COVID resources. Covid_Reources_V3_It15_pages

May 6 2020 – Ditidaht Community Recovery Plan

05.06.2020.Ditidaht COVID19 Recovery Plan DITIDAHT RECOVERY PLAN As of May 4, 2020, 124 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by Island Health. Ditidaht Chief and Council will follow Dr. Bonnie Henry’s recommendations as far implementing a Recovery Stage from...

Quarterly Membership Newsletter – May 6, 2020

Please see attached the Quarterly Membership Newsletter. April 2020

April 30, 2020 COVID-19 update

04.30.2020.covid19 member update April 30, 2020 The public health emergency has been extended to May 12th. Please continue to practice social distancing; and please, if at all possible, stay home. We encourage everyone to stay home so we can flatten the curve....

April 21, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

COVID 19 Update - April 21, 2020 April 21, 2020 Re:       COVID19 Update From:  Chief and Council The newest update from Dr. Henry is there may be easing off on some restrictions as early as mid-May, but only if the province continue to see a decline in...

April 16, 2020 – COVID-19 Update from Chief and Council

04.16.2020 COVID19 Update Thursday, April 16, 2020 Re:          COVID19 Update From:    Chief and Council The Provincial State of Emergency for BC had been extended until April 28, 2020.  Please continue to watch for updates following that date. We would like to...

April 14, 2020 – COVID-19 Update

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Thank you to those members who reside outside of Malachan for taking the time to pick up the grocery cards on Saturday.  Council will continue to look for financial resources to assist you through the COVID19 pandemic. For Malachan residents,...


DFN website posting April 13 2020 To all Ditidaht First Nation members, We ask at this time, that you please watch for all updates on the Ditidaht First Nation website, and the official ‘Ditidaht First Nation’ Facebook page. We have a Ditidaht Communications...

April 6, 2020 – Distribution to Membership

Distribution to DFN Membership APRIL 6 To All Ditidaht First Nation Membership living in Urban Communities, We apologize for the delay to any and all concerns that members may have had regarding a distribution or help of any sort from our office.  We are aware that...

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