McLeod Lake Indian Band

Preferred Name:
McLeod Lake Indian Band
Alternative Name:
Formerly Fort Mcleod; Includes Sicanees (Variation Siccannies Of Fort Mcleod); Adhered To Treaty No. 8 (2000); Traditional Name Tse'Khene Meaning "People Of The Mountains"
BC Regional Office:
Omineca (Prince George)
Reserve Land Area:18,285.70 ha
Chief Harley Chingee
Councillor Margie Chingee, Councillor Elizabeth Solonas, Councillor Jayde Duranleau, Councillor Sundance Inyallie, Councillor Fay Masear, Councillor Yasmin Prince
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: General Delivery
Mcleod Lake
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Community Description

McLeod Lake Indian Band is part of the Tse’khene group of Aboriginal peoples that also includes bands at Fort Ware (Kwadacha) and Ingenika (Tseh Kay Dene).

The main community of McLeod Lake Band is located on McLeod Lake Indian Band Indian Reserves #1 and #5 near the unincorporated village of McLeod Lake, approximately 150 kilometers north of Prince George on Highway 97. McLeod Lake Band Membership totals about 515 members (as defined under the Indian Act) with approximately 100 members living in McLeod Lake, 200 members living in Mackenzie, Chetwynd and Prince George, and the rest throughout North America.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

McLeod Lake Indian Band owns and operates Duz Cho Logging (DCL), which has been its primary business focus. Employing 140 full-time and seasonal workers, with multi-million dollar annual earning, DCL is one of BC's largest logging companies. Tsekani also operates Duz Cho Construction (DCC) as a general construction contractor in the Peace Region. In 2004, McLeod Lake purchased 80% of the shares in Summit Pipeline Services (a company based in Thunder Bay, ON) and has since opened offices in Calgary, Chetwynd and Dawson Creek. Together, the Band and Summit’s management team continue to secure new western clients, and are working to transition SPS towards 100% band ownership.