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Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District celebrates 10 years of First Nations on the board – Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News

Apr. 19, 2022

On April 1, 2012, the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) made history by becoming the first regional district in British Columbia to include First Nations representatives as full voting members on their board, with Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Ucluelet First Nation joining the table.

On April 13, 2022, the ACRD board celebrated the 10th anniversary of this milestone.

Huu-ay-aht and Ucluelet joined the ACRD board in 2012, as part of a provision that was outlined in the Maa-nulth Treaty they signed in 2011. Two other members of the Maa-nulth Treaty, Uchucklesaht and Toquaht, joined the board in 2014 and 2016, respectively. The final Maa-nulth tribe, Kyuquot/Checleseht First Nations, joined the Strathcona Regional District in 2021.

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