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.