It is the desire of the Uchucklesaht government to govern in a manner that is responsible, transparent, democratic and accountable, blending hereditary and modern-day governing institutions.
The Uchucklesaht Tribe Governing Structure "honours our past and embraces the future" ensuring the continued existence of the Uchucklesaht Tribe as a strong political, social and cultural community that aspires to grow as an organized, determined, successful and self-reliant peoples.
The Uchucklesaht Government shall have the right to assume and exercise all law-making authority set out in the Maa-nulth Treaty and any law-making authority set out in non-Treaty agreements with Canada or British Columbia.
The Uchucklesaht Government shall consist of a legislative branch, an executive branch and a Uchucklesaht People's Assembly.
All Legislative Powers assumed through the Uchucklesaht Tribe Constitution shall be vested in the Uchucklesaht Council. The Executive Powers of the Uchucklesaht Tribe Government shall be vested in the Chief Councillor, the Secretary and the Treasurer and any other individual member of the Uchucklesaht Council designated by a majority of a quorum of Council to hold other executive portfolios.
There shall be convened at least twice annually a general assembly of Uchucklesaht citizens to be known as the Uchucklesaht People's Assembly.