Community Description

Takla Lake Nation is a First Nation located around Takla Lake, 400 km north of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The main community is at Takla Landing, at the north end of Takla Lake, but the band services 17 reserves totaling 809 hectares. The traditional territory of the Takla First Nation is located in North Central British Columbia, and totals approximately 27,250 square kilometres. The territory is a rich environment of lakes, rivers, forests and mountains, bordered on the west by the Skeena Mountains and on the east by the Rocky Mountains.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council

Economic Development Background

Takla Lake operates its businesses through the Takla Development Corporation, which seeks to benefit the Takla Lake First Nation's membership through interests in logging, fuel, construction, tourism, retail, real estate and other ventures.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Takla Lake has active forestry operations, and has collaborated with various proponents of resource development projects in its traditional territory, including the Prince Rupert and the Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission Lines. It also has engaged in a cutting edge protocol with government and industry for the reclamation, remediation and monitoring of mine sites.

Community Details:

Takla Lake First Nation
Includes Bear Lake (Variation Bear'S Lake) Which Changed To Fort Connelly Carrier - 1894 Which Became Fort Connelly (Variation Conolly Lake ) Which Amalgamated With North Takla (1959) To Form Takla Lake (Variation Tacla Lake)
Dakelh Nedut’en
Omineca (Prince George)
809 hectares

Contact Details:

Chief John Allen French Economic Development
(250) 564-9321
(250) 564-9531
#11-1839 1st Ave Prince George, BC, Canada V2L 2Y8
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