Community Description

Blueberry River First Nations is located in northeastern British Columbia and is a member of the Treaty 8 First Nations. BRFN, a proud and unified people, will work together as a self-governing nation to ensure enhanced quality of life for current and future generations of our people to develop a sustainable, self reliant and vibrant community that is built upon our traditional and forward thinking values.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Treaty 8 First Nations

Economic Development Background

The Blueberry River First Nations seek development opportunities that are sustainable, benefit its membership, and do not overly compromise the integrity of its traditional territory. In the Peace Region, "economic development" is largely synonymous with Natural Gas development, and it is difficult for small communities to protect and access uncontaminated land and resources capable of sustaining traditional patterns of economic activity and land use, as guaranteed by the treaty. These include hunting, eating moose, harvesting berries and medicinal plants and teaching children their language while on the land.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Blueberry River First Nations owns and operates Blueberry River Enterprises GP Ltd., which specializes in the construction, alteration, repair and development of any type of earthwork. We develop well sites, plant sites, roads, clean-ups, right–of-way and seismic clearing. Our business is comprised of highly qualified ticketed personnel, to ensure each project is finished efficiently and safely to the best of industry standards. Each member of our team has a firm grasp on the industry and is equipped with a rock-solid knowledge base, a wealth of experience, exceptional skills and an incredible work ethic.

Community Details:

Northeast
Blueberry River First Nations
Adhered To Treaty No. 8 (1899) As Part Of Beaver Of Fort St. John (Variation Beaver, St. John Beaver); Changed To Fort St. John (1962); Split From Fort St. John To Form Blueberry River And Doig River (1977)
Dane-Zaa Nēhiyawēwin
Northeast (Fort St. John)
http://brelp.net/contact/
1505.8 hectares

Contact Details:

Martin Juister General Manager
(250) 630-2614
(250) 630-2588
P.O. Box 3009 Buick, BC, Canada V0C 2R0
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