Fort Nelson First Nation

FN Code: 
543
The Fort Nelson First Nation is "...comprised of 14 major families. Historical Chief, Jimmie Badine, and Headman, Tommy Whitehead, signed an adhesion to Treaty 8 in August 1910. There are 10 reserves, including Fort Nelson IR #2, Maxhamish Lake, Francois, Moose Lake, Fontas River, Kahntah River, and Snake River. The total land base for the FNFN Reserves is 9556.5 hectares. The Fort Nelson First Nation is located 7km south of the Town of Fort Nelson in the northeastern corner of British Columbia. The community is located at Mile 293-295 on the Alaska Highway."[[1031]]

Community information

"Facilities available on the reserve include an administration office, band hall, Chalo school, daycare/headstart building, lands building, adult learning centre, and capital works."[[1031]]

Population on reserve: 423[[8245]]
Population off reserve: 390[[8245]]
Total population: 813[[8245]]

Language information

The Fort Nelson First Nation speaks the Dene Tha and Nēhiyawēwin (Cree) languages. The statistics above are for the Dene Tha language.

ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (Nēhiyawēwin)

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Dene K’e

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Historically known as:

Fort Nelson Slavey Band
Fort Nelson Indian Band
Phone: 
(250) 774-7257
Fax: 
(250) 774-7260

LNA 1s

Title Submitted Organization/First Nation/Government Language
LNA6344 - Fort Nelson First Nation - Chalo School Submitted Fort Nelson First Nation - Chalo School ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (Nēhiyawēwin)
LNA6130 - Chalo School Submitted Chalo School Dene K’e
LNA3342 - Fort Nelson First Nation Submitted Fort Nelson First Nation Dene K’e