First Nations - Relationship Building & Reconciliation

Fort St. James has been home to the Dakelh speaking peoples since long before the arrival of Simon Fraser and the Hudson’s Bay Company. Nak’azdli, Yekooche, Binche, Tl’azt’en, Middle River First Nation and Takla Lake First Nations in the area comprise approximately 25% of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council.

With Gratitude

Mayor and Council acknowledge that the District of Fort St. James occupies land that since time immemorial has been home to Nak'azdli Whut'en. The land on which we live and work holds great cultural value and importance. We acknowledge and respect the people and the territory that hold our community. 

Relationship Building

In the spirit of reconciliation, Mayor and Council have committed to work to improve the relationship between our two Councils. The  Councils meet regularly to share a meal, discuss common problems, find solutions and celebrate successes. The District of Fort St. James is excited to work together on future community projects.