First Nations Consultation and Engagement

The Ministry of  Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation consults with First Nations prior to the issuance of Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG) tenure. The Province encourages proponents to undertake pre-application communication and engagement with First Nations when operating in their provincially recognized consultation areas.

These consultation areas can be found using the Consultation Area Database. The Province has prepared a “Building Relationships with First Nations guide” that can provide practical assistance and observations for building lasting relationships with First Nations. Additional information is found here: Consulting First Nations.

Consultation Agreements

The majority of PNG tenure falls within the Treaty 8 boundary in Northeast British Columbia. The Province has signed a number of agreements that guide consultation with Treaty 8 First Nations. Where agreements do not exist, consultation is undertaken following the updated procedures for consulting First Nations.


Treaty 8 First Nations Contacts

Saulteau First Nation
Telephone:  PO Box 1020 Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0
Address:  250 788-3955

Dene Tha’ First Nation  
Telephone:  780 321-3775
Address:  PO Box 120, Chateh, AB T0H 0S0

Horse Lake First Nation  
Telephone:  780 356-2248
Address:  PO Box 303, Hythe, AB T0H 2C0

Fort Nelson First Nation
Telephone:  250 774-7257
Address:  RR1 Mile 295 Alaska Highway, Fort Nelson, BC, V0C 1R0

Halfway River First Nation
Telephone: 250 772-5058
Address:  PO Box 59, Wonowon, BC, V0C 2N0

McLeod Lake Indian Band
Telephone:  250 778-8887
Address: 4821 South Access Road, Chetwynd, BC, V0C 1J0

West Moberly First Nation   
Telephone: 250 788-3676
Address: P.O. Box 90, Moberly Lake, BC, V0C 1X0

Prophet River First Nation  
Telephone: 250 773-6555
Address: P.O. Box 22, Prophet River, BC, V0C 2V0

Doig River First Nation
Telephone: 250 827-3776
Address: P.O. Box 56, Rose Prairie, BC, V0C 2H0

Non-Treaty 8 First Nations (consultation areas overlap Treaty 8)

Kaska Dena Council
Telephone:  250 779-3181
Address:  PO Box 9, Lower Post, BC V0C 1W0

Kwadacha First Nation  
Telephone:  250 471- 2302
Address: PO Box 86, Fort Ware, BC VOJ 3BO

Lheidli T'enneh First Nation
Telephone:  250 562-0847
Address:  215 George Street, Prince George, BC V2L 1R1

Additional Information

Treaty 8 Tribal Association