It was essential that c̓išaaʔatḥ (Tseshaht) First Nation members had an opportunity to be informed about the research and scanning happening in their community before it was released to the public. Community notices were created ahead of each step in the process and delivered to members in advance of the work taking place. A Frequently Asked Questions document was also provided in an effort to answer any questions members may have about the scanning, ʔuuʔatumin yaqckʷiimitqin project partners and the project overall.
A number of posters and graphics were created for digital and print purposes to let the community know about upcoming project update sessions.
When the ʔuuʔatumin yaqckʷiimitqin project team was ready to release preliminary findings from the research and scanning at AIRS, the 50th team provided support through media relations, the creation of a presentation and numerous graphics and supporting resources. Over 40 articles were written after the announcement across more than 25 media outlets, garnering national coverage.
Over 1,000 people watched the announcement through a Facebook Live stream. The Nation also received a number of statements and letters of support from both government and non-governmental organizations.