Tsilhqot'in National Government Geographic Location

Tsilhqot'in National Government

Member Bands

Alexandria Indian Band [?Esdilagh First Nations]
Location
: Located around the town of Alexandria between Williams Lake and Quesnel. Main community is Alexandria Reserve No. 3, on the right bank of the Fraser River, 7 km south of the town of Alexandria. (14 reserves on 1,304.1 hectares.) (Source: First Nations Profiles, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and British Columbia First Nations websites)

Number of Band Members
: 195 (Source: Registered Population as of March 2014, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)

Alexis Creek First Nation (Tsi Del Del)
Location
: Located 110 km west of Williams Lake on Highway 20. Main community is at Redstone Flat No. 1, on the Chilanko River, 20 km west of the junction with the Chilcotin River and 7 km south of Puntzi Lake. (25 reserves on 2,610.7 hectares.) (Source: First Nations Profiles, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and British Columbia First Nations websites)

Number of Band Members
: 672 (Source: Registered Population as of March 2014, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)

Stone Indian Band (also known as Yunesit'in First Nation)

Location
: Located around Hanceville, 90 km west of Williams Lake. Main community is at Stone No. 1, 7 km west of Hanceville on the Chilcotin River. (Five reserves on 2,146.4 hectares). (Source: First Nations Profiles, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and British Columbia First Nations websites)

Number of Band Members
: 445 (Source: Registered Population as of March 2014, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)

Tl'etinqox-t'in Government Office (formerly known as Anaham Indian Band)

Location
: Located 100 km west of Williams Lake near Alexis Creek. Main community is at Anahim Flat's No. 1 on the banks of the Chilcotin River. (19 reserves on approx. 11,300 hectares). (Source: First Nations Profiles, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and British Columbia First Nations websites)

Number of Band Members
: 1,552 (Source: Registered Population as of March 2014, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)


Xeni Gwet'in First Nation (formerly known as Nemiah Indian Band)

Location
: Located in the Nemiah Valley, 150 km southwest of Williams Lake on Chilko Lake. Main community is at Chilko Lake Reserve No. 1A on the east shore of Chilco Lake at the mouth of the Nemaia River, (Eight reserves on 1,200 hectares.) (Source: First Nations Profiles, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and British Columbia First Nations websites)

Number of Band Members
: 421 (Source: Registered Population as of March 2014, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)

Background

Participation
: Government representatives are working to build relationships with the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) member bands outside of the British Columbia Treaty Commission six-stage treaty process. The TNG is recognized by the Government of Canada as a tribal council representing five member bands. TNG is not part of the BC treaty process, nor are any of its five member bands.

Location
: Member bands are generally located throughout the Chilcotin Plateau, west of the Fraser River, between Riske Creek (20 km west of Williams Lake) and the Coast Mountains, except the Alexandria band which is north of Williams Lake on the east side of the Fraser River.


Total band members
: 3,285 (Source: Registered Population as of March 2014, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada)

Tsilhqot’in Framework Agreement

The Tsilhqot'in Strategic Engagement Extension Agreement signed in December 2012 is an extension of the strategic engagement agreement (SEA) initially signed in 2009 between the Province, Tsilhqot'in communities and the Tsilhqot'in National Government. The agreement was one of the first SEAs in B.C. A one-year extension has been negotiated to continue working on processes that will streamline consultation on natural resource decisions, provide increased certainty for investors and build on government's New Relationship with B.C. Aboriginal communities.