Lake Babine Nation

Preferred Name:
Lake Babine Nation
Alternative Name:
Amalgamated Old Fort Babine (Variation Old Fort) & Fort Babine To Form Lake Babine (1957)
BC Regional Office:
Skeena (Smithers)
Reserve Land Area:3,093.90 ha
Chief Murphy Abraham
Councillor Jason Charlie, Councillor Mildred George, Councillor Wayne Johnson, Councillor Derek Macdonald, Councillor Joseph Melvin, Councillor Verna Power, Councillor Robbie Reid, Councillor Bessie West, Councillor Debbie West
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: P.O. Box 879
Burns Lake
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Community Description

Lake Babine Nation is third largest Aboriginal Band in British Columbia. Lake Babine Administration Office is situated 142 miles West of Prince George, with a total registered membership of over 2,438 [based on 2014 population]. The Nation has 27 reserve lands with three (3) communities inhabited year round, and two that are inhabited year round from time to time. Prior to 1957, Lake Babine was two separate Bands, the Old Fort Band and the Fort Babine Band, both situated on the Babine Lake. At the time, approximately 12 communities were inhabited year round. On June 12, 1957, Department of Indian Affairs amalgamated the two Bands to form what is now known as the Lake Babine Nation

Treaty or Tribal Association
Not currently affiliated with any Tribal Association or other groups