Community Description

Moricetown, originally named 'Kyah Wiget is a Wet'suwet'en village in the heart of northwest British Columbia, on the west side of the Bulkley River. The current village was built during the early 1900s but served as a Wet'su'wet'en fishing place for thousands of years.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Independent and Office of the Wet'suwet'en Society

Economic Development Background

Moricetown Band Development Corporation (MBDC) was incorporated on September 19, 2006. The Moricetown Band owns 100% of the issued shares of the company. MBDC was formed with intention of managing the Band’s portfolio and investments in businesses and other ventures. To the purpose, MBDC acts as the General Partner for the Moricetown Band Development Limited Partnership (MBDLP), which owns the shares and assets of the Band’s business ventures. In addition, MBDC was formed with the view to enhancing and promoting the Band’s vision for economic development and diversification.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Moricetown Band Development Limited Partnership (MBDLP) owns the following assets:

Kyahwood Forest Products the mill assets, plant and equipment
Owns the lease on Lot 53-1 CLSR 77829
Kyah Industries Ltd. – the logging company

Outside the MBDLP umbrella, the Band owns 10% of Houston Pellet Limited Partnership, and a Gas Station and Store. Moricetown has engaged with the Coastal GasLink and Pacific Trails Pipeline projects.

Community Details:

North Coast
Moricetown
Part Of Wet'Suwet'En Tribe; Preferred Name Kyah Wiget; Alternate Lackalsap
Witsuwit'en
Omineca (Prince George)
http://www.moricetown.ca/
1427 hectares

Contact Details:

Darlene Glaim Economic Development
(250) 847-2133 ext. 233
(250) 847-9291
205 Beaver Road Smithers, BC, Canada V0J 2N1
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