Aboriginal Organizations

Links to organizations of Aboriginal peoples. These links will take you to groups that have been initiated from within an aboriginal community.

Okanagan Indian Band

Part of the Okanagan Nation Alliance, the Okanagan Indian Band is located near Vernon BC.


The Kitasoo/Xai'xais Nation

"Klemtu is a small village on Swindle Island, situated on the province's spectacularly beautiful central coast. Two distinct tribal organizations live here: the Kitasoo who were originally from Kitasu Bay and the Xai'xais of Kynoc Inlet. The Kitasoo/Xai'xais people are the only permanent residents within the traditional territories of the First Nation."

Nuxalk Nation

Traditional territory surrounds Bella Coola, on B.C.'s central coast.

See a map here: http://www.nuxalk.net/html/maps.htm

Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO)

Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO), is Aboriginal-controlled, community-based and membership driven, and is directed by a national regionally represented volunteer board of elected EDOs representing region of Canada.

Economic Development Officers (EDOs) need to be thoroughly trained; highly skilled and committed to building economic capacity in order to provide professional support and technical advice to their communities and organizations. CANDO is unique because it is the only national organization that focuses on education and professional develo