The present day Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation has the closest connection to Tahsis and the Nootka area, and owns reserve land beside the Leiner Estuary. Present day population numbers between 500 and 600, with 170 band members residing in Tsaxana near Gold River, the rest residing in other locations on Vancouver Island and the Mainland.
The Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation own Nootka First Nations Forest Products Ltd, and operate the Ahaminaquus Tourist Information Centre, Gift Store, cabin rentals and guided tours at Yuquot (Friendly Cove). Mt. Leighton is a silviculture operation also owned by the band.
There is a cordial communications channel between the Village of Tahsis and the Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation, and many of the long range goals for the region are common to both.
The Nuchatlaht people number about 127 members with about 40 band members living in Ocluje on Espinoza Inlet. The Ehattesaht have about 240 Band Members, 90 of them living in Ehatis near Zeballos, and the rest in Campbell River and western Canada.
Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nations
Nuu chah nulth Tribal Council
Membership includes the Ehattesaht, Ka:’yu:k’t’h/Che:k’tles7et’h’, Mowachaht/Muchalaht and Nuchatlaht people of the North area of Vancouver Island.
Nuu chah nulth Tribal Council and Community and Human Services
Nuu chah nulth Economic Development Corporation
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