Ehattesaht is one of the 14 Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nations.
We are a comparatively small tribe, despite owning 66,000 hectares. A huge culture and history is held within our Hereditary Chiefs and Elders. We have 442 registered members located in the Zeballos inlet which is on the North West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Ehattesaht is accessible by helicopter, boat or plane and by logging road which connects due North of the Island off of highway #19.
Ehattesaht people originally spoke the Nuu-Chah-Nulth language. Ehattesaht was originally spelled ʔiiḥatis. Nuu-chah-nulth means all along the mountains and sea according to Nuu-chah-nulth.org. The language is highly endangered to become extinct according to FirstVoices.com (due to the fact that only 200 people of the 8000 speak the language and they are all above the age 50).
ciiqciiqasaʔi – speak your language
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