Community Description

The Yekooche First Nation is located in a rich area encompassing the Skeena and Fraser watersheds, about 85 km northwest of Fort St. James and comprises of 4 reserves. Yekooche is a member of the Carrier Group of First Nations.

Treaty or Tribal Association

Not currently affiliated with any Tribal Association or other groups

Economic Development Background

Yekooche is interested in creating working partnerships with local industry for further development of their lands and resources, with the goal of improving the quality of life for its members.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

Yekooche has formed a Joint Venture with a local contrator to sustainably harvest timber in the Fort St. James area. With the support of Western Economic Diversification Canada, it has also begun developing an E-Business to market its local arts and crafts, as well as provide professional development workshops for its members. It is involved in various agreements, including but not limited to: Yekooche First Nation Natural Gas Pipeline Benefits Agreement (Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project) and Yekooche Natural Gas Pipeline Benefits Agreement (Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project)

Community Details:

Also known as Portage Band; Variation Yucutce, Yacutcee; Amalgamation With Grand Rapids, Pinchie (Variation Pinchi, Binche, Pintce), Tache (Variation Tatchie, Thatce), Trembleur Lake To Form Stuart-Trembleur (1959-1988); Part Of Tl'Azt'En Nations (1988-1994);
Omineca (Prince George)
3225.5 hectares

Contact Details:

Partner Shielke Executive Management Team
(250) 612-7975
(250) 612-4366
1890 Third Avenue Prince George, BC, Canada V2M 1G4
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