The Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC) is deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of a young Nuu-chah-nulth child, who had family connections in both the Ahousaht and Hesquiaht First Nation communities.

We are told that this young child had a big, beautiful smile, and that he touched many lives – his loss will deeply affect many.

We support the family in their request for privacy from the media and the general public, as they grieve the loss of their loved one. We ask others to do the same.

The Nuu-chah-nulth shares in the sorrow of his passing and extends our sincere condolences to the parents, family, friends and community members during this heartbreaking time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council