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Yale First Nation

Yale First Nation is a First Nations government located at Yale, British Columbia with 16 distinct reserves.

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“Yale First Nation (YFN) is a small progressive First Nation Community situated on the #7 and #1 Highways. YFN territory begins in the Fraser Valley and runs along the Fraser River to the beginning of the Fraser Canyon. Geographically it starts 18 km from downtown Agassiz, and occurs sporadically along the highways until you reach Yale BC 33 km later. It consists of sixteen parcels of reserve land, four of which are distinct and separate residential communities which are currently occupied by fifty nine (59) of the total 176 registered community members, and the remaining twelve consist of many kilometres of uninhabitable rocky-river front, mountain side and privately owned commercial ventures.

In 2013 the community elected a new Chief and leadership team after 30 years. The transition from old to new required a physical move taking the administration off reserve and into the community of Hope situated approximately midway between the residential communities identifying a central location on which to establish a government office.

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