Fort Nelson

Preferred Name:
Fort Nelson
Alternative Name:
Adhered To Treaty No. 8 (1910) As Part Of Sicanees (Variation Sicannie, Siccanni, Secannie (Pre-1958), Sekani) Of Fort Nelson; Split Into Prophet River & Fort Nelson (1974); Changed To Fort Nelson First Nation;
Dene K’e, Nēhiyawēwin
BC Regional Office:
Northeast (Fort St. John)
Reserve Land Area:9,752.60 ha
Chief Liz Logan
Councillor Cynthia Burke,
Councillor Harrison Dickie,
Councillor Harvey Behn,
Councillor Patricia Capot-Blanc,
Councillor Sharleen Gale
Governance Structure:
Indian Act
Population (off First Nations land):527
Population (on First Nations land):408
Population Total:935
Address: RR 1, Mile 295 Alaska Highway
Fort Nelson
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Economic Development Contact: Dave Sutherland
Chair, Board of Directors

Fax: (250) 774-6317
Phone: (250) 774-6313
Community Description
The Fort Nelson First Nation are a strong, healthy, proud and self-reliant people who have traditionally inhabited a vast terrain of the northeastern plains of British Columbia. FNFN is committed and obligated to care for and pretect our rights, lands, waters, animals, and the ecosystem as a whole for future generations. Our main community is located at Mile 295 off the Alaska Highway.
Treaty or Tribal Association
Treaty 8 First Nations
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
Economic Development is responsible for the current businesses—Eh-Cho-Dene; Liard Hot Springs Lodge; the Gravel Pit; the Rig Partnership with Ensign; the Qualicum property; and is involved in the FNFN partnerships with Black Diamond (Black Diamond Dene) and Northwestel (Waterways)— and also is mandated to pursue economic opportunities for FNFN.
Economic Development Background
Fort Nelson First Nation owns a number of businesses, which are currently under the responsibility of the band's Economic Development Department. FNFN has filed documents to create a separate entity to run its businesses. This will separate FNFN politics and business, minimize liability to FNFN, and minimize the tax payable by FNFN.