Community Description

The Nazko First Nation is a First Nations government of the Dakelh people in the north-central Interior of British Columbia. Its reserves are located around the community of Nazko, British Columbia, which is 120 km west of Quesnel and southwest of Prince George. The Nazko people, part of the Carrier Nation, are included as the original inhabitants of the north-central region of B.C since at least 2200 B.C. Carrier country is vast, stretching 500 kms from the Coast Mountains in the west to the Rocky Mountains in the east, and 300 kms from Takla Lake in the north to the Chilcotin plateau in the south. The terrain varies from the low, rolling hills along the Blackwater River in the south to the mountainous regions that border Carrier country to the west, north and east.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Carrier Chilcotin Tribal Council

Economic Development Background

The Nazko Economic Development Corporation, working for the Nazko First Nation through Chief and Council, facilitates the creation of wealth for the Nation by preparing and implementing the economic development strategy with the primary focus of identifying, developing and managing viable businesses consistent with Nazko First Nation values.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

The Nazko Economic Development Corporation operates three subsidiaries in the Quesnel Area: Nazko Logging LP, Beskioh Fuel LP, and Blackwater Camp Services. Nazko First Nation is party to several Forestry and Revenue Sharing Agreements with the Province of British Columbia.

Community Details:

Nazko First Nation
Formerly Nazko (Variation Nasco) (Pre-2011); Amalgamated With Blackwater (Alternate Tsisthatho) And Euchinoco (1957)
Cariboo (Williams Lake)
1973.1 hectares

Contact Details:

Stuart Alec Co-chair, Nazko Economic Development
(250) 992-9085
(250) 992-7982
P.O. Box 4129 Quesnel, BC, Canada V2J 3J2
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