First Nation Community Locations

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Published by the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation - Deputy Minister's Office
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This spatial dataset contains the approximate locations of First Nations in British Columbia. Locations are based on the location of the main community, as obtained from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). This data includes 6 Yukon or NWT bands that have parts of their traditional territories in B.C. and have been accepted into the BC treaty process. This is a multipoint feature. LIMITATONS: Although every attempt has been made to ensure that this data is accurate and complete, some First Nations may be missing or inaccurately positioned. The First Nations themselves should be contacted for the definitive locations.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information

Purpose

To provide a visual index for the first nations in British Columbia. This point dataset shows the approximate locations of each First Nations main community.

Data Quality

LIMITATONS: Although every attempt has been made to ensure that this data is accurate and complete, some First Nations may be missing or inaccurately positioned. The First Nations themselves should be contacted for the definitive locations.

Lineage Statement

Locations are based on the location of the main community, as obtained from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). This data includes 6 Yukon or NWT bands that have parts of their traditional territories in B.C. and have been accepted into the BC treaty process. This is a multipoint feature.

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Contact Information

NameBill Armstrong (custodian)
EmailBill.N.Armstrong@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
Sub-OrganizationDeputy Minister's Office
NameRobert Gowan (pointOfContact)
Emailrobert.gowan@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationGeoBC

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2015-11-12
Record Last Modified 2019-05-04
Resource Status onGoing

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_HUMAN_CULTURAL_ECONOMIC.FN_COMMUNITY_LOCATIONS_SP

Short Name: FN_COM_LOC
Comments: This spatial dataset contains the approximate locations of First Nations in British Columbia. Locations are based on the location of the main community, as obtained from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). This data includes 6 Yukon or NWT bands that have parts of their traditional territories in B.C. and have been accepted into the BC treaty process. This is a multipoint feature. LIMITATONS: Although every attempt has been made to ensure that this data is accurate and complete, some First Nations may be missing or inaccurately positioned. The First Nations themselves should be contacted for the definitive locations.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
COMMUNITY_LOCATION_ID CMMNTY__ID NUMBER 10 COMMUNITY LOCATION ID: System generated unique identification number. This is a primary key for this dataset. e.g., 1
FIRST_NATION_BC_NAME FN_BC_NAM VARCHAR2 80 FIRST NATION BC NAME: Name of Band or First Nation used on BC's Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) A-Z listing website. e.g., Moricetown Band Administration
FIRST_NATION_FEDERAL_NAME FN_FED_NAM VARCHAR2 60 FIRST NATION FEDERAL NAME: Name of Band or First Nation reported by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). e.g., Moricetown
FIRST_NATION_FEDERAL_ID FN_FED_ID NUMBER 6 FIRST NATION FEDERAL ID: Official Band ID reported by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). This is a user maintained primary key of this dataset. e.g., 530
URL_TO_BC_WEBSITE URL_BC VARCHAR2 250 URL TO BC WEBSITE: Hyperlink to BC's First Nations A-Z Listing. e.g., http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/managing-our-natural-resources/consulting-with-first-nations/first-nations-negotiations/first-nations-a-z-listing/moricetown-band-administration
URL_TO_FEDERAL_WEBSITE URL_FED VARCHAR2 250 URL TO FEDERAL WEBSITE: Hyperlink to Federal Government's AANDC First Nation Profile. e.g., http://pse5-esd5.ainc-inac.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/FNMain.aspx?BAND NUMBER=530
URL_TO_FIRST_NATION_WEBSITE URL_FN VARCHAR2 250 URL TO FIRST NATION WEBSITE: Hyperlink to first nation community's website. e.g., http://www.moricetown.ca/
MEMBER_ORGANIZATION_NAMES MEM_ORG_NM VARCHAR2 100 MEMBER ORGANIZATION NAMES: List of associations to which the band belongs (source is BC's Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliations (MARR)'s A-Z listing website). e.g., Independent and Office of the Wet'suwet'en Society
LANGUAGE_GROUP LANG_GRP VARCHAR2 200 LANGUAGE GROUP: The language group to which the band belongs. Source is http://maps.fphlcc.ca/first nation index. The First Peoples Language Map of British Columbia was initiated by First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (FPHLCC) in 2005. e.g., Witsuwiten
BC_REGIONAL_OFFICE BC_REG_OFF VARCHAR2 50 BC REGIONAL OFFICE: BC Government, Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (MARR) , regional office responsible for working with the First Nation. e.g., Omineca (Prince George)
MAPSHEET_NUMBER MAPSHEET_N VARCHAR2 5 MAPSHEET NUMBER: 1:250,000 mapsheet that holds location. e.g., 93M
PREFERRED_NAME PRFRRD_NM VARCHAR2 60 PREFERRED NAME: Preferred name reported by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). e.g., Moricetown
ALTERNATIVE_NAME_1 ALT_NM1 VARCHAR2 254 ALTERNATIVE NAME 1: Former, alternate, variations of names including comments. e.g., variation WITSUWIT'EN; formerly BROMAN LAKE (split from OMICEA (1984)) which was an amalgamation of DECKER LAKE, MAXIM LAKE, FRANCOIS LAKE (variation FRANCIS LAKE), SKIN TYEE (1959); split into BROMAN LAKE AND NEE-TAHI-BUHN (1984);
ALTERNATIVE_NAME_2 ALT_NM2 VARCHAR2 254 ALTERNATIVE NAME 2: Continuation of ALTERNATIVE NAME 1. e.g., meaning "People of the Lower Hills"
ADDRESS_LINE1 ADDR_LN1 VARCHAR2 60 ADDRESS LINE1: Address of band Office. e.g., P.O. Box 3500
ADDRESS_LINE2 ADDR_LN2 VARCHAR2 60 ADDRESS LINE2: Continuation of ADDRESS LINE1 field. e.g., Oweekeno Village Rivers Inlet
OFFICE_CITY OFF_CITY VARCHAR2 20 OFFICE CITY: City where the Band office is located. e.g., PORT HARDY
OFFICE_PROVINCE OFF_PROV VARCHAR2 2 OFFICE PROVINCE: Province where the Band office is located. e.g., BC
OFFICE_POSTAL_CODE OFF_PST_CD VARCHAR2 7 OFFICE POSTAL CODE: Postal Code of the Band office. e.g., V0N 2P0
LOCATION_DESCRIPTION LOC_DESC VARCHAR2 150 LOCATION DESCRIPTION: Location description of the band's main community reported by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). e.g., COAST DISTRICT, RANGE 2, ON BANKS OF THE WANNOCK RIVER AT ENTRANCE TO OWIKENO LANE E. OF RIVERS INLET
SITE_NAME SITE_NM VARCHAR2 50 SITE NAME: Indian Reserve Name of the Band's main community reported by AANDC (most populated Indian Reserve). e.g., Katit No. 1
SITE_NUMBER SITE_NUM VARCHAR2 12 SITE NUMBER: Indian Reserve Number of the Band's main community reported by AANDC (most populated Indian Reserve number). e.g., 07900
COMMENTS COMMENTS VARCHAR2 100 COMMENTS: Comments on the Band data. e.g., Yukon band but main IR in BC
SHAPE SHAPE SDO_GEOMETRY 1 SHAPE is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38 OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA ANNO_CAD BLOB 4000 SE ANNO CAD DATA is a binary column used by spatial tools to store annotation, curve features and CAD data when using the SDO GEOMETRY storage data type.