April 4th, 2023Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) must determine whether the proposed Ahousaht big house - Hishuk'Ish Tsawalk, located in Ahousaht, BC is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online.

Written comments must be submitted by May 3rd, 2023 to:

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Cultural Spaces in Indigenous Communities Program (CSICP)

10 Wellington Street, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0H4

Phone:  1-800-567-9604

Email:    csicp-pecca@sac-isc.gc.ca


The Proposed Project

Ahousaht First Nation will construct a Bighouse to hold ceremonies, and re-engage with cultural practices and the Ahousaht language. The proposed structure will be a large single room and single-story community building, with both a traditional heavy timber and conventional stick frame construction. The building is estimated to be around 12,000 square feet.

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