This website is a project of Ditidaht Community School, which is located in the village of balaac̓adt, on Nitinaht Lake, in Ditidaht territory. Ditidaht territory is located on the west coast of what is now called Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
Ditidaht ancestors, and our community today, have names for many important places, from villages to rocks, rivers, mountains, and more. This website shares a selection of our place names.
Committed students at Ditidaht Community School have explored a number of these places, marked with red pins on the map, and share what we have learned. This website is a living project that will continue to grow.
It is an act of revitalization and reclamation.