Community Description

Nooaitch First Nation is a Nlaka'pamux First Nations government in the Southern Interior region of British Columbia, Canada. The closest urban certain is Merritt with a population of approximately 7,000. Merritt provides the main commercial area for the Nooaitch community. Nooaitch community members are currently dependent on Merritt for most of the shopping, health, employment, social service and education needs. At present, there are no commercial enterprises operating on Nooaitch reserve lands.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Nicola Tribal Association

Economic Development Background

The Nooaitch Band employs a full time Economic Development Officer to manage the Nation's economic development goals, which are outlined in the Nooaitch Comprehensive Community Plan, and 5-Year Plan. Nooaitch also operates the Nooaitch Development Corporation, whose CEO is also the Nooaitch EDO.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Nooaitch has engaged in two Forestry Agreements with the Provincial Government, a Mountain Pine Beetle Agreement, and an Interim Agreement on Forest and Range Opporunities.

Community Details:

Thompson Okanagan
Formerly Part Of Lower Nicola Tribe (1955); Includes Petit Creek
Thompson Okanagan (Kamloops)
1693.4 hectares

Contact Details:

Larry Jordan Band Administrator
(250) 378-6141 ext 107
(250) 378-3699
2954 Shackelly Rd. Merritt, BC, Canada V1K 1N9
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