The Tribal Council Mandate

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council works to:

preserve and promote the Carrier Sekani heritage and identity;

improve the social and economic independence of Carrier Sekani people;

achieve a just resolution of land claims and aboriginal rights issues for Carrier Sekani people;

promote better understanding between First Nations people and the general public;

advance and improve the standard of living of the Carrier Sekani people; and, 

promote self-government for Carrier Sekani people,

Incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit society

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) is a registered non-profit society, incorporated in 1979. We serve the general collective interests of eight First Nations:

  • Wet'suwet'en First Nation
  • Tsil Kaz Koh (Burns Lake Band)
  • Nadleh Whut'en First Nation
  • Nak'azdli Band
  • Saik'uz (Stoney Creek) First Nation
  • Takla Lake First Nation
  • Tl'azt'en Nation
Governed by a board of directors

We are governed by a board of directors who are the Chief Councillors from each First Nation. We are led by an elected Tribal Chief and Vice-Tribal Chief. Our operations are carried out by a professional staff of 18 full-time personnel. 

Our objective is to help our member nations achieve self-reliance through the delivery of support services in the following areas:

  • economic development
  • financial management
  • first nations community management
  • first nations community planning
  • technical services
  • education
  • natural resources
  • fisheries
  • forestry

We also assist our member nations in their collective effort to secure their rights to their traditional lands and resources.

To further the work we do, we maintain political affiliations with the Assembly of First Nations and the First Nations Summit.