Heiltsuk

Preferred Name:
Heiltsuk
Alternative Name:
Variation Haeeltzuk; Amalgamated With: Kokyet (Variation Coquiette (1890)) & Kilkite; Includes 'Isdaitxv, Xixis, Kilkite, 'Qvuqvayaitxv, Uwithitxv, Uyalitxv; Formerly Bella Bella (1982)(Variation Bil_Balla, Pil-Palla); Includes 'Kviai'Itxv;
Language:
Hailhzaqvla
BC Regional Office:
West Coast (Nanaimo)
Region:
Vancouver Island & Coast
Reserve Land Area:1,420.40 ha
Chief:
Chief Marilyn Slett
Council:
Councillor Denise Carpenter,
Councillor Earl Godfrey Newman,
Councillor Howard Hunt,
Councillor Jaimie Harris,
Councillor Jess Housty,
Councillor Johnnie Russell Bolton Jr.,
Councillor Leona M.J. Humchitt,
Councillor Marilyn Verna Hall,
Councillor Pamela Nicole Wilson,
Councillor Pauline Isobel Waterfall,
Councillor Travis Hall
Governance Structure:
Custom Electoral System
Population (off First Nations land):1,294
Population (on First Nations land):1,133
Population Total:2,427
Address: P.O. Box 880
Bella Coola
V0T 1Z0
Economic Development Contact: Chief Marilyn Slett
Chief
mslett@bellabella.net
Fax: (250) 957-2544
Phone: (250) 957-2381
Treaty or Tribal Association
Independent
Summary of Economic Development Agreements, Community Businesses and Joint Ventures
The Heiltsuk First Nation is party to a number of agreements with the Provincial Government regarding the ongoing and proposed LNG developments in its traditional territory, as well as a Reconciliation Protocol Agreement. It is also party to two Forestry Agreements.