Tla-o-qui-aht people have occupied the area of Meares Island, Tofino, Long Beach and beyond as far as Sutton Pass what is now known as highway 4 west of Port Alberni.


Our history tells us that our nation was one of the strongest nations on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Our nation is home to skilled fisherman, master carvers, talented artists, and culturally refined and skilled singers and dancers. Our Ha'wiih lead our nation with great power and respect, and protected the territories to preserve its use, and value.