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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.

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...

Trans-mountain Expansion – Job Opportunity

Trans-Mountain Expansion Job opportunities Call-out to All Ditidaht Members who have construction and security backgrounds! The TransMountain Expansion project has employment opportunities for entry level and other skilled labour. TransMountain also has a direct link...

Attention Graduates

July 2, 2020 Chief and Council and staff would like to say Congratulations to all the graduates who have completed either secondary (Grade 12) and post-secondary education (College and University). Reach for your dreams and way to go on your accomplishments! Ditidaht...

June 25, 2020 Important Notice to the Community

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE COMMUNITY Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic there have been many changes in business procedures in the community in the past few months or more. The following changes at the Administration office will be in effect June 29, 2020. The distribution of...

COVID-19 Testing Information for Southern Region Community Members

Please, find below an NTC information poster in regards to Covid-19 testing for Southern Region Community members. Please share widely.

Government of Canada Financial Assistance during COVID-19

The Government of Canada has designed and launched a series of measures to provide timely and direct support to Canadians in response to COVID-19. These measures will help meet the financial needs of people across the country and help ensure that everyone can pay for...

The Ditidaht Nation Community, Windsurf Park and Caycuse River Campgrounds 2020

Due to COVID-19 The Ditidaht Nation Community, Windsurf Park and Caycuse River Campgrounds will remain closed to the public for both overnight and day camping for the remainder of the 2020 season. To all our patrons, we anticipate reopening next spring safer and...

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Education Recognition

The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council annual graduation recognition and scholarship recognition is still moving forward. Unfortunately, an in-person event will not be able to take place, though they are creating something special to recognize the graduates and scholarship...

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...

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