Nee-Tahi-Buhn

Preferred Name:
Nee-Tahi-Buhn
Alternative Name:
Variation Nee-Tahi Buhn; An Amalgamation Of: Skin Tyee'S & Uncha Lake; Formerly Part Of Omineca; (Split From Omicea (1984)) Which Was An Amalgamation Of Decker Lake, Maxim Lake, Francois Lake (Variation Francis Lake), Skin Tyee (1959);
Language:
Witsuwit'en
BC Regional Office:
Omineca (Prince George)
Region:
Nechako
Reserve Land Area:719.20 ha
Chief:
Chief Raymond Morris
Council:
Councillor Hayley Nielson ,
Deputy Chief Cody Reid
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):211
Population (on First Nations land):112
Population Total:323
Address: 47805 Olson Rd
Burns Lake
V0J 1E4
Economic Development Contact: Ken Neilson
Economic Development

Fax: (250) 692-3188
Phone: (250) 694-3494
Community Description
Nee Tahi Buhn Band is an independent band.The Nee Tahi Buhn Band is part of the Athapaskan language family.The Nee Tahi Buhn Band people speak the Wet’suwet’en dialect of the BulkleyValley/Lakes District langauge.

We participate in the balhats (potlatch ) system which is organized by matrilineal clans. It is our way to take care of business. Economic, social, judicial and spiritual activities revolve around the balhats.
Treaty or Tribal Association
Not currently affiliated with any Tribal Association or other groups
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
Nee Tahi Buhn has signed a community and economic development agreement with the Province of BC (2014). It also operates a forestry business, and has engaged with natural gas proponents operating in its traditional territory
Economic Development Background
Co-owns the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation (BLNDC) as one of 6 local First Nations (Burns Lake, Cheslatta Carrier, Lake Babine, Nee Tahi Buhn, Skin Tyee, and Wet'suwet'en). The BLNDC works to provide the following: assistance with business plan development, government grant applications, general advisory services, pre and post-loan counseling and trouble shooting, economic and community development assistance to Bands and their communities, access to technical, financial, and management information, and develop, organize and run workshops orientated towards economic development and business initiatives.