Community Description

The Lheidli T'enneh Band, also known as the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation and historically known as the Fort George Indian Band, is the First Nations band government for the Lheidli T'enneh, a subgroup of the Dakelh people whose traditional territory includes the City of Prince George, British Columbia. The name means "The People from the confluence of the two rivers" in the Carrier language referring to how the Nechako River enters the Fraser River at Prince George.

Treaty or Tribal Association


Economic Development Background

The Lheidli T'enneh's economy is currently based on timber harvesting, natural resource management, and government program delivery, but we are pursuing opportunities to diversify and provide more jobs and business opportunties.

The Lheidli T'enneh needs increased revenues from business initiatives to build the capacity of Lheidli T'enneh's government, to provide Lheidli T'enneh children and youth with a better education, to improve our health care, to care for our Elders, and to provide our shareholders (our members) with regular dividends. The Lheidli T'enneh also needs to diversify its economy to make a greater contribution to the region of which we are part.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

The Lheidli T'enneh First Nation is currently involved in several partnership ventures. Its timber harvesting company, LTN, is a joint venture with Roga Contracting Ltd. Its Forest Management project is a partnership with Ainsworth Lumber, Canfor, and the BC Ministry of Forests and Lands.

Community Details:

Lheidli T'enneh First Nation
Fort George (Pre-1991) (Variation Port George); Lheit Lit'En (1991) (Variation Lheidlie T'Enneh Band); Meaning "People Of The Confluence Of The Two Rivers"
Omineca (Prince George)
675.5 hectares

Contact Details:

Joe Gosnell Executive Director
(250) 963-8451
(250) 963-6954
1041 Whenun Road Prince George, BC, Canada V2K 5X8
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