Community Description

Nee Tahi Buhn Band is an independent band.The Nee Tahi Buhn Band is part of the Athapaskan language family.The Nee Tahi Buhn Band people speak the Wet’suwet’en dialect of the BulkleyValley/Lakes District langauge. We participate in the balhats (potlatch ) system which is organized by matrilineal clans. It is our way to take care of business. Economic, social, judicial and spiritual activities revolve around the balhats.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Not currently affiliated with any Tribal Association or other groups

Economic Development Background

Co-owns the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation (BLNDC) as one of 6 local First Nations (Burns Lake, Cheslatta Carrier, Lake Babine, Nee Tahi Buhn, Skin Tyee, and Wet'suwet'en). The BLNDC works to provide the following: assistance with business plan development, government grant applications, general advisory services, pre and post-loan counseling and trouble shooting, economic and community development assistance to Bands and their communities, access to technical, financial, and management information, and develop, organize and run workshops orientated towards economic development and business initiatives.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Nee Tahi Buhn has signed a community and economic development agreement with the Province of BC (2014). It also operates a forestry business, and has engaged with natural gas proponents operating in its traditional territory

Community Details:

Nechako
Nee-Tahi-Buhn
Variation Nee-Tahi Buhn; An Amalgamation Of: Skin Tyee'S & Uncha Lake; Formerly Part Of Omineca; (Split From Omicea (1984)) Which Was An Amalgamation Of Decker Lake, Maxim Lake, Francois Lake (Variation Francis Lake), Skin Tyee (1959);
Witsuwit'en
Omineca (Prince George)
719.2 hectares

Contact Details:

Ken Neilson Economic Development
(250) 694-3494
(250) 692-3188
47805 Olson Rd Burns Lake, BC, Canada V0J 1E4
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