Community Description

Yunesit'in is located 114 km West of Williams Lake, turning South from highway 20 at Hanceville and continuing for another 10 km over the Tsilhqot'in River.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Tsilhqot'in National Government

Economic Development Background

Yunesit'in Government does not operate an economic development corporation, but is actively involved in small scale development projects to enhance its community, and also participates in larger economic developments as a member of the Tsilhqot'in National Government.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

As part of the Tsilhqot'in National Government, Yunesit'in acts in concert with its fellow Tsilhqot'in member communities to create sustainable economic developments, manage forestry and fisheries, and evaluate mining, oil, and gas propositions in Tsilhqot'in Territory. In 2012, Yunesit'in constructed a year round Outdoor Community Hockey Rink in the Chilcotin, contributes to a healthier community and is an important asset to the Yunesit'in Government in creating accessible, active and healthy sports activities.

Community Details:

Cariboo
Yunesit'in Government
Formerly Stone (Pre-March 2012); Includes Kioch (1887)
Tsilhqot'in
Cariboo (Williams Lake)
2146.4 hectares

Contact Details:

Eli Enns Band Manager
(250) 394-4295
(250) 392-4407
General Delivery Hanceville, BC, Canada V0L 1K0
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