About NTC

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is a not-for-profit society that provides a wide variety of services and supports to fourteen Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations with approximately 10,000 members.


The 14 Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations are divided into three regions:

  • Southern Region: Ditidaht, Huu-ay-aht, Hupacasath, Tse-shaht, and Uchucklesaht
  • Central Region: Ahousaht, Hesquiaht, Tla-o-qui-aht, Toquaht, and Yuu-cluth-aht
  • Northern Region: Ehattesaht, Kyuquot/Cheklesaht, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, and Nuchatlaht

Organizational Goals

  • To advance and protect the ha-ha-hoolthee (territories) of the Nuu-chah-nulth Ha’wiih (Hereditary Chiefs)
  • To pursue self-determination
  • To promote the betterment, prosperity and well-being of the Nuu-chah-nulth people
  • To advance Nuu-chah-nulth culture, language, beliefs and way of life
  • To deliver programs and services for members, including:
    • Health care
    • Education (funding and support)
    • Child and family services
    • Employment readiness
    • Economic development
    • Services to strengthen and support families
    • Aquatic resources management


The NTC serves its members in three key ways:

Program & Service Delivery

The NTC delivers a wide variety of programs and services to participating Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations and their members. Many of these services were once delivered by federal or provincial governments. The NTC is able to adapt these programs and services to some degree so they better meet the unique cultural and other needs of our people.

Political Advocacy

The NTC works to create awareness and advocate for change on an array of socio-political and other issues that affect Nuu-chah-nulth people.

Centralized Administration

The NTC provides a variety of centralized administration and coordination services for participating Nations, including membership records and status card services. Shared services can provide Nations with significant cost savings, better access to skilled workers, and more consistent access to project funding.