HUU-AY-AHT Chief Councillor Robert Dennis tells Vancouver Island television about his newly self-determining tribe's economic development plans.

Newly Self-governing First Nations Reveal Tourism Plans


The Huu-ay-aht First Nation, flush with the April 1 signing of its historic self-determination treaty with the government of Canada, is raring to start developing this tiny spot on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Several First Nations became self-governing on April 1, as recently signed treaties took effect.

"Today, the history of the Huu-Ay-Aht is also its future," Vancouver Island Television says in a report. "Kiixin is the cornerstone of a new tourism strategy. The First Nation will partner with Parks Canada on the project. The village is adjacent to the world famous Pacific Rim National Park."

Above, a glimpse into the Hu-Ay-Aht's plans.

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