About CSTC

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) provides political and technical support to eight First Nations who belong to the CSTC association.  The combined population of CSTC’s member First Nations is over 5,000 people.  The combined territories of the CSTC member First Nations is approximately 78,700 sq. km (7.87 million hectares), which is twice the size of Vancouver Island and about the size of Ireland, or 8.3% of BC.  The member First Nations of the CSTC are:


                            - Burns Lake Band (Ts’il Kaz Koh First Nation)              
                            - Nak’azdli Band
                            - Nadleh Whut’en
                            - Saik’uz First Nation
                            - Stellat’en First Nation
                            - Takla Lake First Nation
                            - Tl’azt’en Nation
                            - Wet’suwet’en First Nation

The Tribal Council is an advocate for, and frequently represents the interests of its member-nations. The Council also provides technical and professional services to its member-nations in the areas of fisheries, education, economic development, community and infrastructure planning, forestry, financial management, and negotiations.

The Council is overseen by 8 Directors (Chiefs from the member First Nations noted above), a Tribal Chief (Chair) and Vice-Tribal Chief.

The CSTC head office is located at the administration offices of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, a member-nation located west of Burns Lake, BC (approx. 230 kilometres west of Prince George). The branch office of the Tribal Council is located in Prince George in the Takla Development Building at 200 - 1460 Sixth Avenue.

Additional profile information about CSTC available on the AANDC website: CLICK HERE

The following information provides more information regarding the history of the CSTC:

CSTC Brochure (PDF)

CSTC Backgrounder Paper (1.7 MB)

Carrier Sekani Self-Government in Context: Land and Resources (4.6 MB) - Paper by Doug Brown.  Published in Western Geography, 12(2002), pp.21-67.



Hadih means hello in the Dakelh language. Dakelh or Central Carrier is the name of the language spoken in the area of Central BC. You can hear this word spoken here: http://www.firstvoices.com/en/Nakazdli-Dakelh/welcome


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