Saik'uz First Nation is a community of approximately 400 with an additional 600 members living throughout British Columbia and Canada. Its traditional territory is located near the geographical centre of BC, with the leading community situated on the east end of Nulki Lake, 14 kilometres south of the town of Vanderhoof. A member of the greater Dakelh (Carrier) Nation, Saik'uz derives its name from the Dakelh word meaning "on the sand", which refers to the sandy soil on which the main community is settled. Saik'uz has a rich tradition of trapping, hunting, fishing, and medicine, and is currently working to revitalize its language in-community and to develop sustainable economic and cultural growth.
Due to a COVID-19 exposure, the Saik’uz Offices (Band Office, Health Centre, Daycare, Elders Centre, and Multiplex) will be closed until September 8th, 2021, as staff self-isolate and await the results of COVID-19 testing. Saik’uz Health is already at work on contact tracing.
Services will continue to the best of our ability as staff work from home. If you require assistance from the Saik’uz Offices before September 8th, please contact staff members via email (view the staff directory here: https://www.saikuz.com/contact/staff-directory) or message us on our Facebook page. Members may request assistance through the Chief and Council.
We understand this is a stressful time. Care for yourself and others by staying home if you are sick, wearing a mask when in public, limiting your visiting with those who live outside your household, and getting plenty of rest and water. We thank everyone for their patience and look forward to returning to the offices in September.
135 Joseph St Vanderhoof, British Columbia
Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:00