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Communities

Five Communities


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Fort Babine

Fort Babine (I.R. # 16) is located 165 miles Northeast of Burns Lake, at the mouth of Babine Lake. The community has a population of near 200 members in 36 homes. Fort Babine is remotely isolated, which is only accessible by gravel-logging road, with the closest town of Smithers being 90 miles away.

Old Fort (Nedo’ats)

Old Fort (I.R. # 11) located approximately 20 miles Northeast of Granisle on the Babine Lake. Although, majority of 15 families spend up to 10 months in the community, occasionally one to two families will spend year round living in the community of Old Fort to do their fishing, hunting, and trapping.

Tachet

Tachet (I.R. # 25) is located 60 miles Northwest of Burns Lake, near Topley Landing, at the mouth of Fulton River. The reserve is 98 hectares (242 acres) in size with a population of more 200 members in 46 homes.

Donald’s Landing

Donald’s Landing (I.R. #21) is located approximately 20 miles Northeast of Burns Lake, on the Babine Lake. Although, 12 families spend up to 9 months in the community, only one family presently lives on a year round basis.

Woyenne

Woyenne (I.R. # 27) is Lake Babine’s largest community which is located within the municipal boundaries of the Village of Burns Lake. The reserve area is 60 hectares (140 acres) in size, with a growing population of more than 2,207 residing in 147 homes. Lake Babine central administration office also located on the Woyenne reserve.

27 Reserves with Indian Registry Numbers:

  1. Clotalairquot (IR #4)
    (Near Nilkitkwa Lake)
  2. No-Cut (IR #5)
    (Near the mouth of Babine River and close to Nilkitkwa Lake)
  3. Babine Reserve (IR #6);
    (Along Babine River)
  4. Babine Reserve (IR #16);
    (Along Babine River and Tsezakwa Creek)
  5. Alphonse Tommy Reserve (IR #7);
    (Along Babine Lake)
  6. Casdeded Reserve (IR #8);
    (Along Babine Lake)
  7. Tsak Reserve (IR #9);
    (Along Babine Lake -- known as Sunnyside)
  8. Ne-Tsaw-Greece Reserve (IR #10);
    (Along Babine Lake -- known as Halifax)
  9. Tadinlay Reserve (IR # 15);
    (Along Babine Lake -- known as Smithers Landing)
  10. Nedoats Reserve - Old Fort (IR # 11);
    (At the corner of Babine Lake)
  11. Old Fort - Michell Pierre Reserve (IR # 12);
    (Across from IR # 13 and off Babine Lake)
  12. Nedoats Reserve (IR # 13);
    (Next to IR #11 and close to Babine Lake corner)
  13. Chanoodandidalch Reserve (IR # 14);
    (Along Babine Lake)
  14. Babine Lake Reserve (IR # 20);
    (Next to IR # 14 and along Babine Lake)
  15. Babine River Reserve (IR # 21);
    (At the corner of Nilkitkwa Lake and across from IR # 21A)
  16. Babine River Reserve (IR # 21A);
    (At the corner of Nilkitkwa Lake and across from IR # 21)
  17. Babine Lake Reserve - Donalds Landing (IR # 21B);
    (Along Babine Lake)
  18. Augier Reserve (IR # 22);
    (Along Augier Lake and Pinkut Creek is closeby)
  19. Pinkut Reserve (IR # 23);
    (Close to the Provincial Park and at the corner of Pinkut Lake)
  20. Tahlo Reserve (IR # 24);
    (Tahlo Creek runs through reserve land)
  21. Babine Reserve - Tachet (IR # 25);
    (Along Babine Lake and in between Michell Bay and Topley Landing. Fulton River runs through reserve)
  22. Babine Reserve (IR # 26);
    (Close to Hawthorn Bay and off Babine Lake)
  23.  Woyenne Reserve (IR # 27);
    (In the Burns Lake area)
  24. Chapel Park - Lake Babine Nation Cemetery  (IR # 28);
    (Off of Highway 16, off the road from BC Hydro and heading towards Prince George)
  25. Woyenne New Expansion [Held-In-Trust & DIAND is currently doing Indian Reserve Designation. Timing is of the essence before there is a change to reserve status]  (Upper section of land from the Woyenne Reserve IR # 27).

Taltapin Lake [This was not written as a reserve designation. A Specific Claim was prepared and submitted to Aboriginal Claims Commission in 2005.]

Pendleton Bay [This was a Reserve. It has been changed to a Provincial Park. A Specific Claim is submitted to Aboriginal Claims Commission in 2004.]