On June 12, 1957, Department of Indian Affairs amalgamated the two Bands to form what is now known as the Lake Babine Nation.
Traditional Governing Structure
The Potlatch and Hereditary Chiefs system is strongly practiced. The Potlatch system comprises of four (4) main clans, which are:
The Lake Babine Nation Administration comprising Management and support staff is committed to maintaining a progressive approach to achieve advanced management skills and serve its Council by providing professional services that involves equitable treatment to all individuals or organizations in all aspects of business developments and social harmony.
Political Governing Structure
Presently, the Lake Babine Nation Council is comprised of a Chief, and nine Councillors that are elected for a three-year term under the Band Custom Election.
A Deputy Chief is selected from the Council by the elected Chief. One Councillor from Old Fort, two Councillors from Fort Babine, two Councillors from Tachet and four Councillors from Woyenne Reserve and one Councillor would represent Pinkut Lake/Donalds Landing.
The operation of the Lake Babine Nation is overseen by a General Manager; who is responsible for all the Nation's Programs. General Manager reports to the Chief and Councillors and the Elders Council.
Our Vision for the Governance of the Nation:
"The governance of the Lake Babine Nation in unity will honor and serve all communities and members of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Lake Babine Nation will holistically plan and ensure the principals of equality, accountability, transparency, commitment and trust to preserve and enhance our traditional culture, language, families, lands and resources for time immemorial."