Nak'azdli Band

Language: Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ)
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Historically known as: Nak'azdli First Nation, Nak'azdli Whut'en, Necoslie, Necausley

Contact Information:
Nak'azdli Band
PO Box 1329
Fort St James, BC
V0J 1P0
ph. (250) 996-7171
fx. (250) 996-8010

Nak'azdli is located on Necoslie I.R. No. 1 in Fort St. James; 60km (37m) of Vanderhoof or 153km (94m) from Prince George (closest city). There is some dispersed housing on I.R. No 1A. Nak'azdli First Nation services 16 reserves totaling 1,458 hectares.1

Language Information

Fluent Speakers: 192 2
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 501 2
Learning Speakers: 150 2

Community Information

Population: 1852 2
Internet Connectivity: High-Speed3

Much of our activities revolve around forestry, some trapping, hunting, fishing and year round youth activities. Nak'azdli has its own Elementary School (known as Nak'albun Elementary), Youth Center, Church, Gas Station, Gymnasium, Band office, Sawmill and are one of three partners in Sustat Holdings Ltd. There are future developments towards a Recreation Center, Community Pool and Shopping Center.1

Footnotes / References
1. Text copied from the Nak'azdli website:
2. Nak'azdli Band (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3344
3. Aboriginal Canada (2006). First Nation Connectivity Profiles.