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Carrier Sekani Tribal Council

Member Bands

Burns Lake Indian Band (Ts'il Kaz Koh First Nation)

Location: At Burns Lake, approximately 220 km west of Prince George. (Four reserves on 184.6 hectares.)

Number of Band Members: 101 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and Residence, August 2007, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

Nadleh Whut'en Band

Location: Main community is on Nautley Indian Reserve #1, near Fort Fraser, approximately 130 km west of Prince George. (Seven reserves on 969 hectares.)

Number of Band Members: 417 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and Residence, August 2007, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

Nak'azdli Indian Band

Location: Main community is on Nak'azdli Indian Reserve #1, adjacent to Fort St. James, approximately 145 km northwest of Prince George. (16 reserves on 1,458.2 hectares.)

Number of Band Members: 1,695 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and Residence 2007, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

Saik'uz First Nation (formerly Stony Creek)

Location: Main community is on Stony Creek Indian Reserve #1, approximately 95 km west of Prince George. (10 reserves on 3,235.7 hectares.)

Number of Band Members: 863 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and Residence August 2007, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

Stellat'en First Nation

Location: Main community is on Stellaquo (Stella) Indian Reserve #1, at the mouth of the Stellako River, approximately 150 km west of Prince George. (Two reserves on 851.5 hectares.)

Number of Band Members: 417 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and Residence August 2007, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

Takla Lake First Nation

Location: Main community is on North Takla Lake Indian Reserve #7, at Takla Landing on the east shore of Takla Lake, approximately 130 km north of Burns Lake. (17 reserves on 809.4 hectares.)

Number of Band Members: 644 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and Residence August 2007, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

Tl'azt'en Nation

Location: Most band members live on the Tache, Nancut and Pinchie reserves, approximately 50 km northwest of Fort St. James. (49 reserves on 2,785.7 hectares.)

Number of Band Members: 1,524 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and Residence August 2007, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

NOTE: CSTC lists Tl'azt'en Nation as one of eight member bands. Canada does not recognize Tl'azt'en Nation as a member of the CSTC.

Wet'suwet'en First Nation

Location: Between Burns Lake and Houston. Main community is on Palling Indian Reserve #1, near Burns Lake. (11 reserves on 620 hectares.)

Number of Band Members: 213 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and Residence 2001, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

The Wet'suwet'en First Nation is not affiliated with the Office of Wet'suwet'en treaty table, which is negotiating a comprehensive treaty settlement independently within the B.C. treaty process on behalf of the Hagwilget and Moricetown First Nations.

Background

Negotiating status
: Negotiating a comprehensive treaty settlement within the British Columbia Treaty Commission six-stage treaty process.

Negotiating affiliation
: Negotiating with Canada and British Columbia on behalf of its eight member bands.

Location
: Central B.C., west and northwest of Prince George.

Total band members
: 5,874 (Source: Registered Indian Population by Sex and Residence 2007, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)

Negotiations

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) entered the treaty process in January 1994, and reached Stage 4 of the six-stage process, negotiation of an agreement in principle, in April 1997.

Planned Meetings

As dates are established for open public meetings, they will be publicized through the local media and posted on the B.C. Treaty Commission website Negotiations Calendar.