Xa'Xtsa

Preferred Name:
Xa'Xtsa
Alternative Name:
Alternatively Douglas; Variation Port Douglas; Originally Part Of Douglas Tribe (Circa 1880S);
Language:
St̓át̓imcets
BC Regional Office:
South Coast (Surrey)
Region:
Lower Mainland Southwest
Reserve Land Area:432.30 ha
Chief:
Chief Donald Harris
Council:
Councillor Colin Longer Sr.,
Councillor Jane Sam,
Councillor Oliver Peters
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):272
Population (on First Nations land):64
Population Total:336
Address: 7311 James St., Unit C
Mission
V2V 3V5
Economic Development Contact: Chief Donald Harris
Chief
Don.Harris@xaxtsa.ca
Fax: (604) 894-0019
Phone: (604) 935-0735
Community Description
Xa'xtsa First Nation are a band government of the In-SHUCK-ch Nation, a subgroup of the larger St'at'imc people, also referred to as Lower Stl'atl'imx. Xa'xtsa is made up of two communities: Port Douglas, which is situated at the northern end of Little Harrison Lake, and Tipella which is on the west side of the Lillooet River. We strive to be the community that our members call home. We will create and maintain a healthy life-style-sufficiency, promotion of Ucwalmicwts and our culture.

Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
Xa'xsta operates the Sloquet Hot Springs, which are a tourist location and campsite located within its traditional territory. Additionally, Xa'xsta is party to a Clean Energy Business Fund Revenue Sharing Agreement for the Tretheway Creek Power Project, as well as to a Forestry and Range Agreement, both with the Provincial Government
Economic Development Background
The Chief and Council generally oversee the community's Economic Development efforts.