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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

Vacant – 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.

Candidate Information

My name is Uuyakmiss Estelle Rae Charles (Edgar). I was born to Hulakwii (Ralph Edgar) and Pam Mickey. I was raised by my late grandmother Caroline Mickey. I was also in and out of foster homes. My grandmother taught me about our culture and our natural laws. She...

Note from Candidate

Crystal Amos, proud Ditidaht First Nations member, honoured nominee of the upcoming elections for the open seat on council. I have been thinking about why members felt the need to nominate me for these elections and let me inform you on why that may be so. I believe...

Election Update

DFN Notice of Vote_revised Nov 15 2021

Note from Candidate

Message from Derek Thompson_November 2021_DFN BYELECTION Please see the attached document for your review and consideration for the upcoming by-election for the position of Councilor with the Ditidaht First Nation. I feel confident in asking for your vote and support...

New date for the Ditidaht Annual General Meeting

NOTICE of MEETING Please join Ditidaht Council and the Administrative Manager for a review of the 2020-21 Budget, and a general departmental update. The meeting will be held at the Ditidaht Community Hall on Saturday, November 13th, 2021, starting at 10:00 a.m. Lunch...

Statement of the Votes

Please see attached the statement of ratification from the Election Officer. SOTV Signed with Notice_DFN Ratn Vote on Oct 2 2021

REMINDER: Ditidaht Ratification Vote Meeting to Amend Regulations – September 22, 2021

Reminder this meeting to review the proposed amendments the regulations on the election regulations. WHEN: September 22, 2021 Time: 7pm Location: Malachan Community Center & Zoom Zoom Details: Join Zoom Meeting...

Notice of New Date for Information Meeting Regarding Proposed Changes to the Ditidaht Election Code.

September 22, 2021 Malachan Community Hall 7pm Notice re Info Mtg Date Change_Sep 8 2021

Attention Urban Members – Food Fish

Attention: Urban Ditidaht Members - Food Fish Those Ditidaht members who reside outside of Malachan and who wish to pick up food fish, please submit your name and phone number to the Ditidaht Administration office by calling (toll-free) 1-888-745-3366. Alternatively,...

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