The pursuit of the goals above led over time to the addition of programs, advisors, and other services to support its members.
The Nuu-chah-nulth people form an alliance known as the West Coast Allied Tribes to increase their political influence.
The alliance is incorporated as a non-profit society called the West Coast District Society of Indian Chiefs.
Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper is established. Ha-Shilth-Sa means Interesting News.
The society changes its name to the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC). Nuu-chah-nulth means “all along the mountains and sea”.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation is formed.
The provincial government signs an agreement to delegate authority for the delivery of Child Welfare Services to the NTC, making NTC the first delegated aboriginal agency in B.C.
The federal government signs the first block funding agreement in Canada with the NTC.
Health Canada transfers responsibility for the delivery of Health Services to the NTC. It is the first Health Transfer to a Tribal Council in Canada. (1 of 3 transfers)
The NTC creates the Nuu-chah-nulth Department of Fisheries.
The Nuu-chah-nulth Department of Family and Child Services (Usma) becomes the first Aboriginal agency in Canada to exercise full delegated authority for child welfare.
School District 70 and NTC sign a Local Education Agreement.
School District 84 and NTC sign a Local Education Agreement.
Nuu-chah-nulth hereditary chiefs gathered at a historic meeting in March to launch Uu-a-thluk, a new approach to managing aquatic resources in Nuu-chah-nulth ha-ha-houlthee (territories).
The Maa-nulth Treaty for five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations—Huu-ay-aht, Toquaht, Uchucklesaht, Yuułuʔiłʔath and Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Che:k’tles7et’h’—came into effect on April 1, 2011. It is the first modern-day treaty to be concluded on Vancouver Island and the first multi-nation treaty in the province under the B.C. Treaty Process.