The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council emerged from the Lake District Chiefs in 1979 as a political non-profit body situated to provide a voice for the Dakelh and Sekani peoples of the Interior and Northern regions of British Columbia. Over the course of the organization's history, CSTC has continuously fought for Indigenous self-governance and sovereignty. The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council has provided political and technical support to many First Nations communities over the years, but currently support six Member Nations: Nadleh Whut’en, Ts’il Kaz Koh, Stellat’en, Wet’suwet’en, Saik’uz, and Takla Lake First Nations. Each community’s Chief sits on the Board of Directors, making decisions on expenditures, critiquing the organizations’ alignment to its mandate, and ensuring CSTC is providing relevant support and services to the communities. Currently, CSTC provides research and information retrieval support, technical and housing assistance, archival and library services, financial advice and management, as well as a robust Fisheries program. Overall, CSTC represents over 5,000 individuals and a combined territory of 69,600 square kilometers.
CSTC Library and Archives
To better assist both the organization and community members access their documentary heritage, and provide cohesive information capacity and support, CSTC has developed an archival program to ensure that the numerous oral history and interview recordings, photographs, language materials, and valuable archival evidence of CSTC's activities and contributions to First Nations self-government and sovereignty are made accessible and preserved into perpetuity. In partnership with Member Communities, CSTC continues to build upon the informational capacity of the Dakelh and Sekani peoples through this collection management platform. Capacity in this realm is increasingly important, as it supports Indigenous management of their own knowledge, information and resources.
Part of the mandate and main purpose of CSTC is to protect and preserve the heritage and identity of the Dakelh and Sekani people of North Central British Columbia, and also to promote a better understanding between First Nations people and the general public.  This is accomplished in their Library and Archives, where textual, audiovisual and digital records and artifacts of historic, evidential, or cultural value are collected, preserved and made available to communities and researchers.

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