Huu-ay-aht

Introduction

The Huu-ay-aht First Nation (HFN) is an indigenous community based on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. The HFN is a member of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and is a member of the Maa-nulth Treaty Society.

The Huu-ay-aht were once governed by hereditary chiefs. In the Nuu-chah-nulth language, they are called Ha’wiih (plural) and Ha’wilth (singular). One of these leaders stands above the rest as the Tyee Ha’wilth, or Head Chief. Currently, the HFN has seven hereditary leaders including the head chief.

Adapted from Wikipedia’s article on the Huu-ay-aht

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