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 over 500 registered members located in the Zeballos Inlet which is on the North West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Ehatis is accessible by helicopter, 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. Nuu-chah-nulth means all along the mountains and sea according to Nuu-chah-nulth.org. Ehattesaht is spelled ʔiiḥatisatḥ in our chosen writing system. The language is highly prized among our people and being re-learned.
ciiqciiqasaʔi – speak your language
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