Cheslatta Carrier Nation

Preferred Name:
Cheslatta Carrier Nation
Alternative Name:
Formerly Cheslatta (Pre-1989) (Variation Cheslatta Lake), Chislatta Lake)
BC Regional Office:
Omineca (Prince George)
Reserve Land Area:1,402.80 ha
Chief Corrina Leween
Councillor Hazel Burt , Councillor Ted Jack
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):181
Population (on First Nations land):170
Population Total:351
Address: P.O. Box 909
Burns Lake
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Community Description

The Cheslatta Carrier Nation are based at Southbank, on the south shore of Francois Lake, 23 kilometres south of Burns Lake. They have eight reserves on 1,400 hectares, with all reserves located at least five kilometres apart.

Treaty or Tribal Association
Not currently affiliated with any Tribal Association or other groups
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures

In addition to its involvement with the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation, Cheslatta Carrier Nation has maintained active business operations in forestry, operates a successful canoe paddle manufacturer, and has recently negotiated a partnership with the nearby Huckleberry Mine operated by Imperial Metals.