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The Lake Babine Nation is an Athabaskan speaking nation whose traditional territory surrounds Babine Lake.  Our cultural system is centered on the potlatch or balhats,which involves four clans and a series of hereditary leaders serving as the caretakers of the land and providing guidance for the Nation.  The Lake Babine Nation has nearly 2400 members who are spread across five communities with and additional three major off reserve communities.

The Lake Babine Treaty Office is a semi-independent body that is responsible for Lake Babine’s effort to negotiate a comprehensive treaty with the BC and Canadian governments.  Operating under a separate mandate than the main administration and Chief and Council, the Lake Babine Nation Treaty Office engages in negotiations and pursues independent projects that are related to treaty, including governance, traditional use research, land planning, and community engagement.  Treaty is a community driven process, meaning the Treaty Office draws its mandate and takes guidance directly from the community members. 

Lake Babine Nation is currently in stage four of the six stage treaty process.   At this point the AiP has been largely negotiated at the main table and the different sides need to review the chapters and see where there is a chance that the positions might be able to come closer together on some of the issues.  While this is happening, the Treaty Office will be working on some other projects, especially traditional use studies and constitutional development.


The Lake Babine Nation Treaty Office Staff is available to answer your questions and concerns.

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Treaty Society Board

No current society board.

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Proposed Statement of Principle

Review the Proposed Statement of Principle regarding our lands, fisheries, self-government and resources.

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Vision Statement - Strategic Plan

Review the Lake Babine Nation Treaty Vision Statement.

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In January of 2010 a protocol agreement was signed between LBN and UNBC. is agreement involves working together with UNBC to create learning opportunities for both UNBC students and LBN members.

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2017 Skeena Sockeye Management Plan

In 2017, the total sockeye return to the entire Skeena River is expected to be 500,000. The average return is about 2 million. The predicted 2017 return would be about the same size as the return in 2013 that led to dramatic reductions in food fish harvest for LBN.

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UNBC / LBNT Events



Multiple events and downloadable posters to view such as when Lake Babine First Nation first approached the Northern BC Archives at UNBC in 2010 to assist in its archiving activities, learn more about UNBC's relationship with the Lake Babine First Nation which has been ongoing for twenty years, and more.

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