Lheidli T'enneh First Nation

Preferred Name:
Lheidli T'enneh First Nation
Alternative Name:
Fort George (Pre-1991) (Variation Port George); Lheit Lit'En (1991) (Variation Lheidlie T'Enneh Band); Meaning "People Of The Confluence Of The Two Rivers"
Language:
Dakelh
BC Regional Office:
Omineca (Prince George)
Region:
Cariboo
Reserve Land Area:675.50 ha
Chief:
Chief Dominic Fredericks
Council:
Councillor Doreen Logan,
Councillor Louella Nome,
Councillor Shirley Wiltermuth,
Councillor Vanessa West
Governance Structure:
Indian Act
Population (off First Nations land):333
Population (on First Nations land):95
Population Total:428
Address: 1041 Whenun Road
Prince George
V2K 5X8
Economic Development Contact: Joe Gosnell
Executive Director
info@lheidli.ca
Fax: (250) 963-6954
Phone: (250) 963-8451
Community Description
The Lheidli T'enneh Band, also known as the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation and historically known as the Fort George Indian Band, is the First Nations band government for the Lheidli T'enneh, a subgroup of the Dakelh people whose traditional territory includes the City of Prince George, British Columbia. The name means "The People from the confluence of the two rivers" in the Carrier language referring to how the Nechako River enters the Fraser River at Prince George.
Treaty or Tribal Association
Independent
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
The Lheidli T'enneh First Nation is currently involved in several partnership ventures. Its timber harvesting company, LTN, is a joint venture with Roga Contracting Ltd. Its Forest Management project is a partnership with Ainsworth Lumber, Canfor, and the BC Ministry of Forests and Lands.
Economic Development Background
The Lheidli T'enneh's economy is currently based on timber harvesting, natural resource management, and government program delivery, but we are pursuing opportunities to diversify and provide more jobs and business opportunties.

The Lheidli T'enneh needs increased revenues from business initiatives to build the capacity of Lheidli T'enneh's government, to provide Lheidli T'enneh children and youth with a better education, to improve our health care, to care for our Elders, and to provide our shareholders (our members) with regular dividends. The Lheidli T'enneh also needs to diversify its economy to make a greater contribution to the region of which we are part.