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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.

Malachan Village Clean Up

Feb 24 21 Malachan Clean up Announcement

COVID Update

COVID UPDATE Please join us tomorrow, Friday February 19, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Elected Chief Brian Tate will be presenting a LIVE update on Facebook (Ditidaht First Nation Official Facebook page). Information on the following will be provided: COVID Cases in the Malachan...

Virtual Town Hall Members Meeting. (Thursday February 11, 2021.)

Virtual Town Hall Members Meeting. Intent of the meeting is COVID in the Community Safety Protocols. Please note: Shelley Chester will be moderating the meeting. Everyone will be muted, if you want to speak please raise your hand and she will take a speakers list....

Join Futurpreneur Canada and Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) Working Together to Support Indigenous Business

Thursday February 25th From 4pm – 5pm Join Futurpreneur Canada and Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) Working Together to Support Indigenous Business If you’re a young (up to 36 years old), Indigenous entrepreneur looking for help to make your...

February 1st, 2021 NEW COVID-19 DFN Orders

Please see attached the new COVID-19 Orders for Ditidaht First Nation. These orders are in effect February 1st, 2021. FEB 1 NL

DFN Official Pandemic Plan 2021

Elected Chief and Council have recently signed off on the Official DFN Pandemic Plan for 2021. Please see attached a link to a copy for members to review. Pandemic plan jan 2021

Help Lines and Websites

Help Lines and Websites 24 hours a day, 7 days a week help is available! Crisis Support                                                                                                    Crisis Lines 24/7 1-800 Suicide 1-800-784-2433 Indian Residential School...

November 19, 2020 – COVID-19 UPDATE.

November 19, 2020 Ditidaht Membership: COVID-19 Update “By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all individuals, places of work and businesses in B.C. must significantly reduce their level of social interactions and travel until at least...

DFN Land Governance Director RFP

DFN Land Governace Director RFP June 2020 INTRODUCTION AND CONTEXT Ditidaht First Nation (DFN) invites qualified firms or individuals to submit a proposal for consideration to take on the exciting challenge of implementing the DFN Land Code, which will include the...

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