Canim Lake

Preferred Name:
Canim Lake
Alternative Name:
Variation Kenim Lake; Meaning "Broken Rock"; Traditional Name Tsq'Escen'; Part Of Secwepemc
Language:
SecwepemctsĂ­n
BC Regional Office:
Cariboo (Williams Lake)
Region:
Cariboo
Reserve Land Area:2,064.90 ha
Chief:
Chief Mike Archie
Council:
Councillor George Pete,
Councillor Helen Henderson,
Councillor Margaret Archie,
Councillor Steven Daniels
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):189
Population (on First Nations land):420
Population Total:609
Address: P.O. Box 1030
100 Mile House
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Economic Development Contact: Roy Christopher
Economic Development Officer
ecdev@canimlakeband.com
Fax: (250) 397-2769
Phone: (250) 397-2227
Community Description
The Canim Lake Band is a First Nations government of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation, located in the Central Interior region of British Columbia. Its main reserve is located at Canim Lake, British Columbia, near 100 Mile House. The Canim Lake Band are a progressive people, striving for self-sufficiency through education, economic development, social development, and overall management of its lands and resources.
Treaty or Tribal Association
Northern Shuswap Tribal Council
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
Canim Lake has negotiated a number of Forest Tenure Agreements, as well as a Forest Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreement with the Provincial Government. Canim Lake operates its own Forestry company called Teniye Logging Ltd., as well as tourism enterprise.
Economic Development Background
The Canim Lake Band are a progressive people, striving for self-sufficiency through education, economic development, social development, and overall management of its lands and resources. We have a strong leadership in council as well as within the community, nation and province overall. We are a proud Nation, with a rich heritage and culture. We have a unique position within the surrounding community and its economy. We are integrating our historic past and technological present to meet our present needs.