History

In March of 2005, Nuu-chah-nulth hereditary and elected chiefs gathered at a historic meeting to launch Uu-a-thluk, a new approach to managing aquatic resources in Nuu-chah-nulth ha-hahoulthee (territories).

Uu-a-thluk is an aquatic resource management organization administered through the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC). Uu-a-thluk is funded through a contribution agreement with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and works within the policies and practices of the NTC.

In our Nuu-chah-nulth language, Uu-a-thluk means “Taking care of.” Together we are taking care of our ecosystem, our culture, our future, and each other.