Williams Lake Indian Band

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Preferred Name:
Williams Lake
Alternative Name:
Part Of Secwepemc; Association With Sugar Cane; Traditional Name T'Exelc; Named After Chief William
Language:
SecwepemctsĂ­n
BC Regional Office:
Cariboo (Williams Lake)
Region:
Cariboo
Reserve Land Area:1,983.40 ha
Chief:
Chief Willie Sellars
Council:
Councillor Andrew Meshue, Councillor Lennard Supernault, Councillor Joanne Moiese, Councillor Rick Gilbert, Councillor Shawna Philbrick
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):567
Population (on First Nations land):278
Population Total:845
Address: 2672 Indian Drive
Williams Lake
V2G 5K9
Economic Development Contact: Aaron Higginbottom
Economic Development Coordinator
aaron.higginbottom@williamslakeband.ca
Fax: (250) 296-4750
Phone: (250) 296-3507
Community Description

The Williams Lake Band is a First Nations government of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation, located in the Cariboo region of the Central Interior region of British Columbia, at the city of Williams Lake.

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

Williams Lake Indian Band is party to a number of Forestry, Economic and Community Development Agreements with the Province.

Economic Development Background

The Williams Lake Indian Band has a strong community economy with commercial and industrial businesses that provide jobs for band members and the region.