Hupacasath First Nation practices sustainability, enhancement and restoration while still providing sockeye for membership

Hupacasath values salmon sustainability  June 15th, 2017 – UNCEDED HUPACASATH TERRITORY PORT ALBERNI – Hupacasath First Nation’s priority has always been the preservation and protection of all natural resources in our traditional territory and so working with the Department of Fisheries and Ocean’s Canada (DFO) to close harvesting Area 23/Somass…


Hupacasath Youth Explore ʕiił-či-y̓ak, Dog Mountain

Since time immemorial the Hupacasath people have enjoyed their lands and all of the bounty it provides.  A day on Dog Mountain (ʕiił-či-y̓ak) with the Hupačasath Youth enjoying all the mountain has to offer is something the community is happy to encourage. The day started early in the morning…


Liquid gold tapped from maple trees in Kleekhoot

Bigleaf maple trees are normally seen as a hindrance to forestry on Vancouver Island, but the Hupacasath First Nation are taking steps to sustainably use the species for what could become the largest maple syrup operation on Vancouver Island. This year the Alberni Valley First Nation installed taps in…


Important Notice to Hupacasath Members

October 7th, 2015 RE: Hupačasath Traditional Territory Hupačasath Council received information that the neighboring community of Tseshaht has recently expanded its claim territory to include all Hupacasath Core territory and non-overlap territory.  Tseshaht, increased their traditional territory boundaries on their website www.tseshaht.com (see photo 1 attached) and have submitted…