Community Description

The Canim Lake Band is a First Nations government of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation, located in the Central Interior region of British Columbia. Its main reserve is located at Canim Lake, British Columbia, near 100 Mile House. The Canim Lake Band are a progressive people, striving for self-sufficiency through education, economic development, social development, and overall management of its lands and resources.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Northern Shuswap Tribal Council

Economic Development Background

The Canim Lake Band are a progressive people, striving for self-sufficiency through education, economic development, social development, and overall management of its lands and resources. We have a strong leadership in council as well as within the community, nation and province overall. We are a proud Nation, with a rich heritage and culture. We have a unique position within the surrounding community and its economy. We are integrating our historic past and technological present to meet our present needs.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Canim Lake has negotiated a number of Forest Tenure Agreements, as well as a Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement with the Provincial Government. Canim Lake operates its own Forestry company called Teniye Logging Ltd., as well as tourism enterprise.

Community Details:

Cariboo
Canim Lake
Variation Kenim Lake; Meaning "Broken Rock"; Traditional Name Tsq'Escen'; Part Of Secwepemc
SecwepemctsĂ­n
Cariboo (Williams Lake)
http://www.canimlakeband.com/
2064.9 hectares

Contact Details:

Roy Christopher Economic Development Officer
(250) 397-2227
(250) 397-2769
P.O. Box 1030 100 Mile House, BC, Canada V0K 2E0
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