Our Community - 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, work, and play holds great cultural value and importance. We acknowledge and respect the people and the territory that hold the community of Fort St. James. 

Relationship Building

In the spirit of reconciliation,  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 with Nak'azdli Whut'en Chief and Council on future projects within Our Community.

Our Community

September 30th is the day Canada recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as well as honours survivors of residential schools.  Here are some ways to mark the day:

  • Wear Orange, and learn about how Orange Shirt Day came to be
  • Learn about and commit to at lease one of the Calls to Action listed on the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website
  • Take part in a community event
  • Read books like 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act by Bob Joseph