Yekooche

Preferred Name:
Yekooche
Alternative Name:
Also known as Portage Band; Variation Yucutce, Yacutcee; Amalgamation With Grand Rapids, Pinchie (Variation Pinchi, Binche, Pintce), Tache (Variation Tatchie, Thatce), Trembleur Lake To Form Stuart-Trembleur (1959-1988); Part Of Tl'Azt'En Nations (1988-1994);
Language:
Dakelh
BC Regional Office:
Omineca (Prince George)
Region:
Nechako
Reserve Land Area:3,225.50 ha
Chief:
Chief Mitchell Joseph
Council:
Councillor Chrystal Schielke , Councillor Partner Schielke , Councillor Andrea Tom
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Address: 1890 Third Avenue
Prince George
V2M 1G4
Community Description

The Yekooche First Nation is located in a rich area encompassing the Skeena and Fraser watersheds, about 85 km northwest of Fort St. James and comprises of 4 reserves. Yekooche is a member of the Carrier Group of First Nations.

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

Yekooche has formed a Joint Venture with a local contrator to sustainably harvest timber in the Fort St. James area. With the support of Western Economic Diversification Canada, it has also begun developing an E-Business to market its local arts and crafts, as well as provide professional development workshops for its members. It is involved in various agreements, including but not limited to: Yekooche First Nation Natural Gas Pipeline Benefits Agreement (Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project) and Yekooche Natural Gas Pipeline Benefits Agreement (Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project)