The City of Prince George is situated on traditional Lheidli T'enneh territory and their traditional lands cover a large part of the area from present-day Prince George to the Rocky Mountains. The word "Lheidli" means "where the two rivers flow together" and "T'enneh" means "the People."
The Lheidli T'enneh people are an important part of Prince George's and north-central British Columbia's history. The Lheidli T'enneh flag flies at City Hall and the City renamed its premier park (formerly Fort George Park) to Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park in 2015. The Park had previously been the site of a Lheidli village and it contains a cemetery for the Lheidli T'enneh.
When Prince George hosted the Canada Winter Games in 2015, the Lheidli T'enneh were the Official Host First Nation. It marked the first time in history that a Canada Games had a Host First Nation.
Visit the Lheidli T'enneh website
Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park Pavilion
The new Pavilion at Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park opened on National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2018 over a four-day celebration period. The Pavilion reflects a partnership between the City of Prince George and the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation and highlights the landscape's cultural significance, including the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako Rivers.
Learn more about the Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park Pavilion
Opening ceremony group photo.
One of the Pavilion's public art panels being revealed.
The new Pavilion
The City of Prince George, the Lheidli T'enneh, and the Regional District of Fraser - Fort George continue to pursue opportunities for greater collaboration and relationship-building. The City's relationship with the Lheidli T'enneh is guided by a Reconciliation Framework that is periodically reviewed by Council.
Download the Reconciliation Framework [PDF]